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X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Galaxy Next Door Has Colorful Wing

This might look like a painting of a fantasy star scene but it's actually a very real image from three of the world's most advanced space telescopes.

April 4, 2013
12:10 PM EDT
The star-forming region NGC 602 inside the "Wing" of the nearby Small Magellanic Cloud (click to enlarge). | X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A cluster of "young stellar objects" only a few thousand years old found within NGC 602. | X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech