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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! (Annotated)
Ssc2019 16a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Milky Way Project

Observation • September 30th, 2019 • ssc2019-16a


This cloud of gas and dust is full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Yellow circles and ovals show the locations of more than 30 bubbles. Squares indicate bow shocks, red arcs of warm dust formed as winds from fast-moving stars push aside dust grains.

About the Object

Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 3.6 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 8.0 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 24.0 µm Spitzer MIPS


Position (J2000)
RA =18h 36m 4.9s
Dec = -7° 24' 36.3"
Field of View
1.1 x 1.1 degrees
North is 62.6° left of vertical