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Filaments stream from nebula N44C, a region of glowing hydrogen gas around an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The star responsible for illuminating the nebula is unusually hot. Typically, the most massive stars have maximum temperatures of 90,000 degrees Fahrenheit (49,982 degrees Celsius; about 50,000 Kelvin). This star is 135,000 degrees Fahrenheit (74,982 degrees Celsius; about 75,000 Kelvin).
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