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November 10, 2005 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-35

Young Stars Sculpt Gas with Powerful Outflows

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 346
Object Description: Cluster and Nebulosity in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 59m 18s.0
Dec. -72° 10' 48"
Constellation: Tucana
Distance: 210,000 light-years away (64,000 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 4.7 arcminutes (280 light-years or 87 parsecs).
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10248: A. Nota (STScI/ESA), M. Sirianni (STScI/ESA), E. Sabbi (STScI), M. Tosi (INAF - Bologna Observ.), J.S. Gallagher (Univ. of Wisconsin), M. Meixner (STScI), M. Clampin (GSFC), S. Oey (Univ. of Michigan), A. Pasquali (ETH Zurich), L. Smith (Univ. College London), and R. Walterbos (New Mexico State Univ.).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): July 2004
Filters: F555W (V), F814W (I), F658N (H-alpha)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Nota (STScI/ESA)
Release Date: November 10, 2005
Orientation: Young Stars Sculpt Gas with Powerful Outflows in the Small Magellanic Cloud