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May 12, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-14

Galaxy NGC 4214: A Star-Formation Laboratory

A Hubble Heritage Release

May 12, 2011: The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), the galaxy's close proximity, combined with the wide variety of evolutionary stages among the stars, make it an ideal laboratory to research the triggers of star formation and evolution. This color image was taken using the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 in December 2009.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Acknowledgment: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia) and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee