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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Auðkenni:eso1616a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Maí 18, 2016, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1616
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Nafn:LHA 120-N 55
Tegund:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:160000 ljósár
Constellation:Dorado
Flokkur: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
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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