Hubble captures images of dwarf galaxy

The Hubble Telescope captured images of dwarf galaxy NGC 4214, located 10 million light-years away....

The Hubble Telescope captured images of dwarf galaxy NGC 4214, located 10 million light-years away. (Photo courtesy of NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration)

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The Hubble space telescope has captured images of dwarf galaxy NGC 4214, located about 10 million light-years away in the Hunting Dogs constellation.

NASA and the European Space Agency released photos of the galaxy Thursday, including one that shows a large cavity that's home to a cluster of huge stars that range in temperature from 10,000-50,000 C, ESA said. The stars' strong stellar winds created the cavity.

In the image, some of the galaxy's large amount of gas can be seen glowing red.

Though small, the dwarf galaxy is an "ideal laboratory" astronomers can use to research star formation and evolution.


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