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Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

July 26, 2011
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to obtain this view of the nebula LHA 120-N 44 surrounding the star cluster NGC 1929. Lying within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, this region of star formation features a colossal superbubble of material expanding outwards due to the influence of the cluster of young stars at its heart that sculpts the interstellar landscape and drives forward the nebula's evolution.