A Candlelit Cavity in the Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC 602)

A Candlelit Cavity in the Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC 602)

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News release ID: STScI-2007-04
Release Date: Nov 29, 2010
Image Use: Copyright
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Hubble shows bright, blue, newly formed stars blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. At the heart lies star cluster NGC 602. Radiation blazing out from the stars sculpts the nebula, slowly eroding it away.

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American Astronomical Society Meeting, Annotated, Artwork, Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae, Open Clusters, Star Clusters

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration