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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- N11: Star Clouds of the LMC

    02/11/2013 4:53:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | February 11, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 1763, the entire N11 emission nebula...