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News Release 28 of 951

January 9, 2014 10:15 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-02

Electronic Book for Students with Visual Impairments Reaches for the Stars

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Image: 30 Doradus Nebula, Visible and Infrared Comparison

30 Doradus Nebula, Visible and Infrared ComparisonSTScI-PRC2014-02b

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This is a close-up view of a star-birth region within the 30 Doradus nebula that lies inside the satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, 170,000 light-years away. A Hubble Space Telescope view in visible light (left) reveals glowing clouds of hydrogen and dark filamentary structures of dust.

When viewed by Hubble in near-infrared light (right), innumerable stars and protostars can be seen behind the dusty veil. Newly formed stars are often embedded in clouds of dust, and only the near-infrared light can pass through these clouds.

This set of images was taken with the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3.

Object Name: 30 Doradus

Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated

Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Sabbi (STScI)

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30 Doradus Nebula in Visible Light Image Type: Astronomical 30 Doradus Nebula in Visible Light 30 Doradus Nebula in Infrared Light Image Type: Astronomical 30 Doradus Nebula in Infrared Light

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