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More Images of NGC 281
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Chandra X-ray Image of NGC 281
The Chandra data of NGC 281 show more than 300 individual X-ray sources, most of which are associated with the central star cluster. The edge-on aspect of NGC 281 allows scientists to study the effects of powerful X-rays on the gas in the region, the raw material for star formation.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/CfA/S.Wolk et al)

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Kitt Peak Optical Image of NGC 281
NGC 281 shows a centralized cluster of hot blue stars, dust and gas, and lanes of obscuring dust. NGC 281 is about 9,500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia. This wide-field view of the star-forming region NGC 281 was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ.
(Credit: NSF/AURA/WIYN/Univ. of Alaska/T.A.Rector)


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NGC 281 with Scale Bar


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