The nursery #NGC1333 | #NGC1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. Only 1,000 light years away toward the constellation Perseus the hero, located on the edge of a large molecular cloud of star formation. This impressive first plane extends about two moons in the sky, estimated at just over 15 light years across.
The star cluster Hodge 301 is inside the Tarantula Nebula. This nebula is located in our galactic neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Many of the stars in Hodge 301 are so old they have exploded. They are blasting material into the area around them at speeds of almost 200 miles per second! The high-speed matter is plowing into the nebula. The impact shocks and squashes the gas into long strands. | Star Clusters | Kids Discover