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August 11, 2008 01:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-31

Hubble Unveils Colorful and Turbulent Star-Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit Milestone

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Image: MCELS Annotated Image of a Portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud

MCELS Annotated Image of a Portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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Ground-based image of the region surrounding NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. These optical emission-line images were taken on the Curtis Schmidt telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory as part of the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey. The composite image shows emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The image is 38 arcminutes square.

 

Object Names: Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Science Credit: UM/CTIO MCELS Project/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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