April 19, 2016

Hubble view of the huge star formation region N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Star Formation Region N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This broad vista of young stars and gas clouds in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This region is named LHA 120-N 11, informally known as N11, and is one of the most active star formation regions in the nearby Universe. This picture is a mosaic of ACS data from five different positions and covers a region about six arcminutes across.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz
Explanation from: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1011a/

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