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Starbirth Planet Formation

Above and Beyond: 30 Doradus

This video shows a star cluster in 30 Doradus, the most active star-forming region we know of in any nearby galaxy.  
Credits

Star and Planet Formation
 
 
Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.
 
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except:
 
·       Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
·       Andromeda Galaxy visible-light image courtesy of NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       Rocket launch image ©2008 ESA-CNES-Arianespace/Photo by Optique Video CSG 
·       Sunrise image copyright Jamie Lee – Fotolia.com
·       Barnard 68 images courtesy of ESO
 
Written by Tracy Vogel
Designed by Marc Lussier 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Transcript

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 A star cluster of bright stars surrounded by orange gas and dust. 

Text, Hubble image of star cluster in 30 Doradus. This is a star cluster in 30 Doradus, the most active star-forming region we know of in any nearby galaxy. 

These bright blue stars are massive and young. 

Their strong stellar winds sculpt the gas around them and compress it to create new waves of star birth.