Hubble telescope captures jaw-dropping beauty of nearby galaxy
A spectacular new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows bright-blue wisps of glowing gas and hot, sparkling, young stars within a satellite dwarf galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
The LMC is one of the smaller satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, and it’s among a collection of galaxies known as the local group. It is one of the closest galaxies to Earth, at about 163,000 light-years away.
This dazzling new Hubble image peers into a stellar nursery known as N159, which measures more than 150 light-years across and houses many hot, newborn stars. – READ MORE