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Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space With Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space With Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of a firestorm of starbirth in a neighboring galaxy.

 

In this Hubble portrait, the giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbor (NGC 2020) are part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef," because it resembles an undersea world.

 

Read more: go.nasa.gov/2Y0J16k

 

Credits: NASA, ESA and STScI

 

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Uploaded on April 24, 2020