Jul 11

N44 - A Cosmic Superbubble

Source: ESO Photo Release eso1125

Nebula LHA 120-N 44 (aka N44) surrounding the star cluster NGC 1929.
Image credits: ESO/Manu Mejias.

ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this striking view of the nebula around the star cluster NGC 1929 within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. A colossal example of what astronomers call a superbubble dominates this stellar nursery. It is being carved by the winds from bright young stars and the shockwaves from supernova explosions.(read more)

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