Bluish-purple clumps of infant stars form a ring around the core of galaxy NGC 4314. It’s unusual to find a galaxy with spiral arms full of young stars close to the core. Just outside the star-forming ring are two dark, wispy lanes of dust and an extra pair of blue spiral arms.

Credits: G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado), and NASA

Wallpaper: Bright Stars Ring Core of Galaxy NGC 4314 - hs 1998 21 a wallpaper preview / Thiên văn học Đà Nẵng

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