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This is an artist's impression of the biggest and brightest star-birth region seen in the universe to date. The newly identified megastar-birth cluster contains 1 million ultra-hot stars and presumably many millions of dimmer stars. Their torrent of ultraviolet radiation illuminates huge placental walls of cold hydrogen gas. This super star-birth region is a rarely seen example of the early days of the universe where furious firestorms of star birth blazed across the skies.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Id:heic0312e
Release date:30 October 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0312
Duration:15s

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Type:• X - 3D Animations Videos
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos

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