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April 17, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-01

Hubble's 22nd Anniversary Image Shows Turbulent Star-making Region

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Video: Zoom and Pan into 30 Doradus (with narration and music)

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This video is a zoom into the largest star-forming region in the satellite galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud. At the heart of the small galaxy is the Tarantula nebula. Hubble unveils a rich tapestry of star birth and star destruction among its millions of stars. The video zooms into the core of the Tarantula nebula, which is a region called 30 Doradus that contains several young star clusters.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Estacion, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC/STFC, Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N. Langer (AifA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

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Zoom and Pan into 30 Doradus (without audio) Running Time: 2 minutes 8 seconds