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Galaxy Clusters, Blue Stars and Cosmic Explosions

Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy

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Photo: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI

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Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy

This new image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light , captured by the Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The ribbons seen in the image are giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Color indicates temperature. The coolest areas appear in red; the hottest in blue.

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