Hubble Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

Hubble Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

This image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbor NGC 2020, which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" because it resembles an undersea world. NASA/ESA/UPI

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