July 2012 - Probing a super-giant shell of gas and stars
In one of the largest known star formation regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, lie young and bright stellar groupings like this one, which is known as LH 72. It consists of a few young, high-mass stars embedded in a dense nebula of hydrogen gas. Radiation from the stars makes the gas light up like a red fluorescent sign
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ESA/Hubble, NASA and D. A. Gouliermis