View Full Version : Wallpaper: Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy

2005-Sep-07, 02:45 AM
SUMMARY: Another day, another wallpaper. Today it's a 1024x768 image of active star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This region is called N11B, and it contains new stars in all stages of early formation. The stars on the left of the image are among the most massive stars ever seen in the Universe. The region around them is clear of dust because of the strong stellar winds blowing from these powerful stars. As the dust is blown away, it collides with other clouds, which can collapse to form new stars.

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