From Manu Garcia: “NGC 7822”

Manu Garcia, a friend from IAC.

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The young stars are cleaning their nursery in NGC 7822. Within The Nebula, the bright edges and complex dust sculptures dominate this detailed deep image taken in infrared light by NASA’s wide field asteroid survey explorer.

NASA/WISE Telescope

NGC 7822 is located on the edge of a giant molecular cloud to the Northern Constellation Cepheus, a bright star formation region that is about 3.000 Light-years away. The atomic emission of light by the gas of the nebula is driven by the energy radiation of the hot stars, whose powerful winds and light also sculpt and erode the denser forms of the pillars. The Stars could still be forming within the pillars by the gravitational collapse, but as the pillars erode, any star that is formed will eventually isolate itself from its stellar matter reserve. This field covers about 40 Light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 7822.

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