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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!
Ssc2019 16a1

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Milky Way Project

Observation • September 30th, 2019 • ssc2019-16a1


This cloud of gas and dust in space is full of bubbles inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Each bubble is about 10 to 30 light-years across and filled with hundreds to thousands of stars. The region lies in the Milky Way galaxy, in the constellation Aquila (aka the Eagle).

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