N159 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view of a turbulent cauldron of starbirth, called N159, taking place 170, 000 light-years away in our satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Torrential stellar winds from hot newborn massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across.

Credit:

M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9923a
Type:Collage
Release date:10 June 1999, 15:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 05240-6948, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, N159, Papillon Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

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BandTelescope
Optical
H-beta
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OIII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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