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March 17, 2014 05:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-18

Hubble Celebrates Its 24th Anniversary with an Infrared Look at a Nearby Star Factory


Image: Location of the Hubble IR Detail in NGC 2174

Location of the Hubble IR Detail in NGC 2174

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This graphic shows the location of the infrared image from the Hubble Space Telescope in a wider view of the region of NGC 2174. On the left is a ground-based image of the star-forming nebula in visible light by an amateur astrophotographer, with an outline showing the area of the detailed Hubble image. On the right is a small detail of a star-forming column in the nebula, made by Hubble's WFC3 infrared camera.

Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated

Credit: NASA and ESA

Acknowledgment: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and R. Crisp


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