another talented creative from the Zazzle community!
tagged with: galaxies, stars, starfields, nebulae, gstlnrsr, rcw120, breathtaking astronomy images, star nurseries, astronomy pictures, outer space exploration, phone shells, phone protectors, star clusters, ionised gas clouds, heavens, eso, european southern observatory, vista, inspirational, star forming regions
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A fantastic astronomy picture featuring a colour composite image of RCW120.
It reveals how an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where new stars are then formed.
The 870-micron submillimetre-wavelength data were taken with the LABOCA camera on the 12-m Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope. Here, the submillimetre emission is shown as the blue clouds surrounding the reddish glow of the ionised gas (shown with data from the SuperCosmos H-alpha survey). The image also contains data from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey (I-band shown in blue, R-band shown in red).
more items with this image
more items in the Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series
image code: gstlnrsr
ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA www.eso.org
Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
»visit the HightonRidley store for more designs and products like this