Hubble's 33rd Anniversary: Dark Nebula is a Cauldron of Star Birth

  • Released Thursday, April 20, 2023

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 33rd birthday with an ethereal image of a nearby star-forming region, NGC 1333.
Located approximately 960 light-years away in the Perseus interstellar cloud, Hubble’s colorful view unveils glowing gasses and pitch-black dust stirred up, colliding, and blown around by several hundred forming stars within the dark cloud.
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Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul Morris: Lead Producer
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman: Narration

Music Credit:
“Sensory Submersion” by Alessandro Rizzo [PRS ] and Elliot Greenway Ireland [PRS] via Pedigree Cuts [PRS] and Universal Production Music.

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This page was originally published on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT.


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