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Stars are being born in this close-up view of the center of NGC 1808. Yellow shows older stars, blue shows areas of star birth. NGC 1808 is called a barred spiral because of the straight lines of star formation on both sides of the bright nucleus.
Credit: Jim Flood (Amateur Astronomers Inc., Sperry Observatory), Max Mutchler (STScI)Learn more in NewsCenter HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this image, along with its original news release and all related images.