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2003-Nov-04, 06:08 PM
SUMMARY: The European Southern Observatory has released new images of nebula N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Astronomers used the ESO's Wide-Field-Imager on the 2.2 metre La Silla Observatory to capture the area with unprecedented clarity. N44 is approximately 1,000 light-years across and contains about 40 bright luminous blue stars. The blue stars live for a very short time and then explode as supernovae - some have already exploded in the area, creating some of the nebula's visible material.

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