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Bow Shocks Between the Bubbles
Ssc2019 16b

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Milky Way Project

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


These four images show bow shocks, or arcs of warm dust formed as winds from fast-moving stars push aside dust grains scattered sparsely through most of the nebula.

About the Object

Nebula > Type > Interstellar Medium

Color Mapping

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