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NGC 248 in the Small Magellanic Cloud | by HubbleSite
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NGC 248 in the Small Magellanic Cloud

NGC 248 is a pair of nebulas found in the SMC. It is among a number of glowing hydrogen nebulas in the dwarf satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy. Intense radiation from the brilliant central stars is heating hydrogen in each of the nebulas, causing them to glow red. hubblesite.org/image/3970/news_release/2016-42

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Uploaded on February 24, 2017