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March 28, 2001 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-11

Massive Infant Stars Rock their Cradle

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: N83B (NGC 1748)
Object Description: Star-Forming Region in the Large Magallenic Cloud (LMC)
Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 54m 25.44s
Dec. -69° 11' 00"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: About 51 kpc (165,000 light-years)

The bubble is approximately 25 light-years in diameter.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: February 7, 2000; May 21, 2000
Exposure Time: ~ 1 hour
Filters: F656N (Ha), F502N ([O III]), F487N (Hb)
Principal Astronomers: M. Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France), V. Charmandaris (Cornell University, United States), L. Deharveng (Observatoire de Marseille, France), M.R. Rosa (ST-ECF, Germany), D. Schaerer (Observatoire Midi-Pyre'ne'es, France), H. Zinnecker (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany)
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and M. Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France)
Release Date: March 28, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: Massive Stars Sculpt Gas of Nebula N83B (NGC 1748)