Click to see a larger image (Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing – Donald Waid)

Deep within the Triangulum Galaxy (also known as M33) is the stellar nursery NGC 604. These objects can be found within the constellation Triangulum, about 3-million light-years from Earth.

 

NGC 604 isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill stellar nursery, it is utterly massive. This sprawling structure is so large that many scientists believe NGC 604 will eventually form enough stars to create a globular cluster. Globular clusters are dense clusters of stars (containing anywhere from tens of thousands of stars up to a couple million) tightly bound by gravity – usually in a spherical shape.


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