LHA 120-N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: Josh Lake

About the Image

Id:heic1301a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 January 2013, 12:00
Related releases:heic1301
Size:1989 x 1506 px

About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 11, NGC 1769
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:160000 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
660 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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