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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!
Ssc2019 16a1

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Milky Way Project

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

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

Name
Type
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

Astrometrics

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