Zooming in on N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This zoom sequence begins with a very wide-field view of the southern sky including both the Milky Way and the two Magellanic Clouds. We then close in on a bright region in the outer part of the Large Magellanic Cloud. This is the rich star formation region N11. As the zoom finishes the full majesty of this complex of gas, dust and young stars is revealed in a very detailed picture from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


NASA/ESA, ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2, Akira Fujii and Eckhard Slawik. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Moonwind"). Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

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Release date:22 June 2010, 11:00
Related releases:heic1011
Duration:50 s

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