Zoom into Lynx Arc Artist's Impression

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Duration: 16 seconds

This is an artist's impression of the biggest and brightest star-birth region seen in the universe to date. The newly identified megastar-birth cluster contains 1 million ultra-hot stars. Their torrent of ultraviolet radiation illuminates huge placental walls of cold hydrogen. This super star-birth region is a rarely seen example of the early days of the universe where furious firestorms of star birth blazed across the skies.

Gravitational Lensing, Scientific Visualizations, SD Video


ESA, Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre (M. Kornmesser and L.L. Christensen), and NASA

Publication: October 30, 2003

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