Release 657 of 1,085

Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze

Release date: May 9, 2002 12:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

N44C is the designation for a region of ionized hydrogen gas surrounding an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the Southern Hemisphere. N44C is part of the larger N44 complex, which includes young, hot, massive stars, nebulae, and a "superbubble" blown out by multiple supernova explosions.