Release 505 of 1,149

Stellar Fireworks Are Ablaze in Galaxy NGC 4449

Release date: Jul 3, 2007 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

On July 4, fireworks blaze over the skies of American cities in the annual Independence Day celebrations. But nearly 12.5 million light-years away in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 stellar "fireworks" are going off all the time. The image was taken in November 2005 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.