'Double Bubble' in Neighboring Galaxy
Depicts: N30B, DEM L 106
Copyright: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
A unique peanut-shaped cocoon of dust, called a reflection nebula, surrounds a cluster of young, hot stars in this view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The "double bubble," called N30B, is inside a larger nebula, named DEM L 106. The larger nebula is embedded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way located 160,000 light-years away. The wispy filaments of DEM L 106 fill much of the image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019