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Picture Album: 'Double Bubble' of Gas and Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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'Double Bubble' of Gas and Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Within nebula DEM L 106 is a second nebula, N30B. The peanut-shaped cocoon of dust, called a reflection nebula, surrounds a cluster of young, hot stars. The bright, supergiant star at the top of the picture illuminates the dusty cocoon. Wispy filaments from DEM L 106 fill the rest of the image.

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

Acknowledgment: M.S. Oey (Lowell Observatory) and Y.-H. Chu (U. of Illinois)

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