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Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud

June 2, 2010
This spectacular new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a celestial menagerie of different objects and phenomena in part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. Many clusters are visible including an unusually young globular cluster and the remains of a brilliant supernovae explosion. The field of view is about one degree across.


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