Hubble Spins the Wheel on Star Birth

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Spiral galaxy NGC 3982. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

[Galaxies][3] are like snowflakes, with no two looking exactly the same. The latest image released from the Hubble [Space][4] [Telescope][5] shows a striking face-on [spiral galaxy][6] named NGC 3982, which is a swirl of activity and [star][7] birth along with its winding arms. The arms are lined with pink star-forming regions of glowing hydrogen, newborn [blue star][8] clusters, and obscuring dust lanes that provide the raw material for future generations of [stars][7]. The bright nucleus is home to an older population of stars, which grow ever more densely packed toward the center. (…) Read the rest of [Hubble Spins the Wheel on Star Birth][9] (120 words)

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