Portal:Astronomy/Picture/10 May 2005

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Nursery of New Stars - GPN-2000-000972.jpg

NGC 604 is a giant H II region in the Triangulum Galaxy. One of the largest star-forming regions in the Local Group of galaxies, it is about 1,500 light years across - 50 times larger than the Orion Nebula. Credit: H. Yang, J. Hester, NASA