Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region

Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region

Released

02/10/2017 5:00 pm

Copyright

ESA/Herschel/NASA/JPL-Caltech; acknowledgement: R. Hurt (JPL-Caltech), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Description

This image shows Rho Ophiuchi a vast stellar nursery where new stars are taking shape, as viewed by ESA’s Herschel observatory.

This three-colour image combines Herschel observations at 70 microns (blue), 160 microns (green) and 250 microns (red), and spans 7.9°by 4.6°; north is up and east to the left.

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