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July 30, 2020

Star cluster G286.21+0.17, while in formation

Image of star cluster G286.21+0.17, while in formation. This is a multiwavelength mosaic of more than 750 Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array radio images, and nine Hubble Space Telescope infrared images. ALMA shows molecular clouds (purple) and Hubble shows stars and glowing dust (yellow and red).

[Research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]

Learn more in the ALMA news story Stellar Fireworks Celebrate Birth of Giant Cluster. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 30, 2020)

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Y. Cheng et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello; NASA/ESA Hubble


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