The glowing gas cloud LHA 120-N55 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

In this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), light from blazing blue stars energises the gas left over from the stars’ recent formation. The result is a strikingly colourful emission nebula, called LHA 120-N55, in which the stars are adorned with a mantle of glowing gas. Astronomers study these beautiful displays to learn about the conditions in places where new stars develop.

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Id:eso1616a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 18, 2016, 12:00 CEST
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Emri:LHA 120-N 55
Tipi:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanca:160000 vite dritë
Constellation:Dorado
Kategori:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 32 18.29
Position (Dec):-66° 26' 15.73"
Field of view:7.12 x 7.46 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales