Now for something completely different!
How about a starburst in Starburst Cluster NGC 3603?

This thing is quite close to us, a mere 20,000 light-years away. 😆

For further information see the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

  1. Xerendipity’s avatar

    This is an amazing star capture! Wow! And the stars glisten this Holiday season!

  2. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    How are you doing?
    That’s a cool picture. I think that if anyone gets a big head, they should go and look at a picture like this.
    The zillions of atars( really beautiful ones), should normally put anyone in their place in this universe.
    I just love photos like this.

    See you soon.

  3. Mardé’s avatar

    Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for your nice comment. Yes, it’s beyond our wildest imaginings what’s out there, so far away and yet relatively — with emphasis on that — near to us, that is, in comparison with distances to other galaxies, not to mention galaxies of galaxies! Yup, it’s a big universe out there. Zillions of stars, yes! Glad you like the photo.

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment, X. My Akismet tried to block you but I recovered your comment. Sorry it took so long. Yes, the stars are just there, beyond imagination in reality.


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