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July 3, 2007 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-26

Stellar Fireworks Are Ablaze in Galaxy NGC 4449

A Hubble Heritage Release

July 3, 2007: On July 4, fireworks blaze over the skies of American cities in the annual Independence Day celebrations. But nearly 12.5 million light-years away in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 stellar "fireworks" are going off all the time. The image was taken in November 2005 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.


Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA), and The Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration