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Picture Album: Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope! - Starburst Galaxy M82

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Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope! - Starburst Galaxy M82
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Plumes of glowing hydrogen blast from the central nucleus of M82. The pale, star-like objects are clusters of tens to hundreds of thousands of stars.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI), and P. Puxley (National Science Foundation)

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