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This Hubble Space Telescope View Shows One Of The Most Dynamic And Intricately D ...

This Hubble Space Telescope View Shows One Of The Most Dynamic And Intricately D ...

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Description: This Hubble Space Telescope view shows one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star forming regions in space , located 210 , 000 light years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud ( SMC ) , a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way At the centre of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346 A dramatic structure of arched , ragged filaments with a distinct ridge surrounds the cluster A torrent of radiation from the hot stars in the cluster NGC 346 , at the centre of this Hubble image , eats into denser areas around it , creating a fantasy sculpture of dust and gas The dark , intricately beaded edge of the ridge , seen in silhouette , is particularly dramatic It contains several small dust globules that point back towards the central cluster , like windsocks caught in a gale

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