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This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks deep inside the crowded core of a developing galaxy, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system. The sky is ablaze with the glow from nebulae, fledgling star clusters, and stars exploding as supernovae. The rapidly forming core may eventually become the heart of a mammoth galaxy similar to one of the giant elliptical galaxies seen today.

Artwork, CANDELS, Cosmology, Distant Galaxies, GOODS, Survey


NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay and G. Bacon (STScI)