Nucleus of M82

Nucleus of M82

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News release ID: STScI-2006-14
Release Date: Apr 24, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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The central "inner-city" portion of the galaxy showing the combined light of countless stars and revealing numerous star-forming clumps, dark red clouds of gas and dust obscuring the light from the galaxy's core, and an overall field of fainter resolved and unresolved red (cooler) and blue (hotter) stars.

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