N159 - Papillon Nebula in LMC
Date: 10 June 1999
Depicts: N159, The Large Magellanic Cloud
Copyright: M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory) and NASA/ESA
A Butterfly-Shaped "Papillon" Nebula Yields Secrets of Massive Star Birth View all images Here is a Hubble telescope view of a turbulent cauldron of star birth called N159, which is taking place 170 000 light-years away in our satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Torrential stellar winds from hot, newborn, massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across.
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