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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to obtain this view of the nebula LHA 120-N 44 surrounding the star cluster NGC 1929. Lying within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, this region of star formation features a colossal superbubble of material expanding outwards due to the influence of the cluster of young stars at its heart that sculpts the interstellar landscape and drives forward the nebula's evolution.
The full resolution image weighs 1.7 MB, so please be (a little) patient when downloading!
Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias

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