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ESA/Hubble heic1301: A hidden treasure 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. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new ...

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ESA/Hubble News
17 January 2013

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. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colours, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1301/

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ESA/Hubble Information Centre
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
17 January 2013

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