Yet another galactic spectacle, with fireworks galore, courtesy of Hubble
A titanic burst of star formation in Milky Way’s recent past
ALMA focuses on factors influencing star birth in nearby galaxies
SOFIA captures magnetic tapestry at the core of M82
ALMA reveals dusty anatomy of an ancient starburst galaxy
Glittering suns in a ‘starburst ring’ stretching around the core of Messier 94
Hubble reveals a galaxy fit to burst
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125, approximately 50 million light-years away. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy — a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely hot clouds of gas.
Hubble sees a lonely starburst galaxy
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an isolated starburst galaxy named MCG+07-33-027. The galaxy lies some 300 million light-years away from us, and is currently experiencing an extraordinarily high rate of star formation — a starburst. Normal galaxies produce only a couple of new stars per year, but starburst galaxies can produce a hundred times more than that!
Hubble views the iridescent interior of a starburst galaxy
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the glittering interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighbourhood — NGC 1569, a small starburst galaxy located about eleven million light-years away in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis. For almost 100 million years, NGC 1569 has pumped out stars over 100 times faster than the Milky Way.