'Double Bubble' in Neighboring Galaxy

A unique peanut-shaped cocoon of dust, called a reflection nebula, surrounds a cluster of young, hot stars in this view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The 'double bubble, ' called N30B, is inside a larger nebula, named DEM L 106. The larger nebula is embedded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way located 160, 000 light-years away. The wispy filaments of DEM L 106 fill much of the image.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0229a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 December 2002, 06:00
Size:747 x 1218 px

About the Object

Name:DEM L 106, Large Magellanic Cloud, LHA 120-N 30B, N30B
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
SII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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