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LHA 120-N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

LHA 120-N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Date: 16 January 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: LHA 120-N 11, NGC 1769
Copyright: NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: Josh Lake

Nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. As the Milky Way's gravity gently tugs on its neighbour's gas clouds, they collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a kaleidoscope of colours, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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