The World Around Us

Galactic nebula NGC 3603 showing its young stars, maintained by the constants and laws of the universe.

The giant galactic nebula NGC 3603, photographed in 1999, illustrates thousands of young stars which nestle within this nebula. They form one of the largest clusters of young stars in the Milky Way and are maintained by the constants and laws of the universe

Credit: NASA, Wolfgang Brandner (JPL/IPAC), Eva K. Grebel (Univ. Washington), You-Hua Chu (Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign)