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July 26, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-21

Hubble's Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region

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Video: Interview with Dr. Nolan Walborn, Astronomer: Part 1

Running Time: 26 seconds

30 Doradus is a vast cloud of dust and gas surrounding a dense star cluster known as R136, which is clearing out the central region of the nebula with its intense radiation. Dr. Walborn explains how the Hubble images of 30 Doradus and its central cluster are changing our understanding of similar star-forming regions.

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