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Baby Stars Illuminate Web of Glowing Gas

Baby Stars Illuminate Web of Glowing Gas
NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy, lies some 210,000 light-years away from Earth. The image was obtained at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
(Image: © ESO)

A dramatic new image of a star cluster in our neighboring galaxy

The cluster, designated NGC 346, is a loosely bound

This area is also a star-forming region where brand

This hotbed of activity is about 210,000 light-years away

The newly released image was captured by the 2.2-meter (7.2

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