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N11 is a vigorously active star formation region
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- Title N11 is a vigorously active star formation region
- Released 23/06/2010 11:08 am
- Copyright NASA/ESA/J. M. Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain).
This broad vista of young stars and gas clouds in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This region is named LHA 120-N 11, informally known as N11, and is one of the most active star-forming regions in the nearby Universe. This picture is a mosaic of ACS data from five different positions and covers a region of about 6 arcmin across.