Artist's impression of the hot molecular core discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This artist’s impression shows the molecules found in a hot molecular core in the Large Magellanic Cloud using ALMA. This core is the first such object to be found outside the Milky Way, and it has significantly different chemical makeup to those found in our own galaxy.

The figure is a derivative work based on material from the following sources: ESO/M. Kornmesser; NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team; NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)/HEI.

Credit:

FRIS/Tohoku University

About the Image

Id:eso1634a
Type:Artwork
Release date:29 September 2016, 10:00
Related releases:eso1634
Size:2774 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:2MASS J05264658-6848469
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Category:Stars

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