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Massive Starbirth in N81
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Massive Starbirth in N81

December 31, 2011
A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope 'family portrait' of young, ultra-bright stars nested in their embryonic cloud of glowing gases. The celestial maternity ward, called N81, is located 200, 000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a small irregular satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

Credit: Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory, France), NASA/ESA