N159 is approximately 160,000 light-years away.
Over the past 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has recorded breathtaking images of galaxies, nebulae, stars, and much more. It’s not time to stop the telescope just yet. Let’s look at a Hubble picture taken in 2017.
A star nursery is visible within the Large Magellanic Cloud in this hazy, chaotic image that the Hubble Space Telescope captured in 2017. Numerous sizzling young stars are in this nursery, commonly known as N159.
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Young stars shine in this #HubbleClassic image of a stellar nursery known as N159. They emit intense ultraviolet light which causes nearby hydrogen gas to glow!
— Hubble (@NASAHubble) October 4, 2022
Near the Tarantula Nebula, more than 160,000 light-years away, is N159. These stars produce torrential stellar winds that rip ridges, arcs, and filaments out of the surrounding material as well as powerful ultraviolet light that causes the hydrogen gas close by to glow
According to NASA, the Papillon Nebula, a butterfly-shaped area of nebulosity, is located at the centre of this cosmic cloud. This high-excitation blob, which is tiny and dense, is assumed to be closely related to the initial phases of enormous star formation.
The Hubble telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys was used to take this stunning new image, one of several.