Picture Album: Vast Star-Forming Region 30 Doradus

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Vast Star-Forming Region 30 Doradus

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Ultraviolet radiation and high-speed material, unleashed by the hot, massive, blue star cluster left of center, plow into clouds of gas and dust. The impact causes the gas and dust to glow, and triggers star formation.

Credit: NASA, N. Walborn and J. Maíz-Apellániz (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD), R. Barbá (La Plata Observatory, La Plata, Argentina)

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