Star Factory from Herschel

A Star Factory as seen my Herschel. Copyright ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE. Acknowledgements: Cassie Fallscheer (University of Victoria), Mike Reid (University of Toronto) and the Herschel HOBYS team

A Star Factory as seen my Herschel. Copyright ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE. Acknowledgements: Cassie Fallscheer (University of Victoria), Mike Reid (University of Toronto) and the Herschel HOBYS team

Nice! This is Herschel’s look at NGC 7538 a giant cloud of hydrogen and bits of dust – a stellar nursery. The dust also shines in the far-infrared which works out great for Herschel, ESA’s far-infrared space observatory.

Have a look at the Simbad page for NGC 7538 for a different view of it (optical I think).

Be sure to pay a visit to ESA’s Star factory NGC 7538 for the particulars.