New Hubble image released to celebrate 22nd anniversary

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30 Doradus image by HubbleNASA

The people who run the Hubble Space Telescope have released this stunning image to mark its 22nd anniversary.

It shows 30 Doradus, the biggest, brightest star-forming region in our galaxy.

The picture is made from a mosaic of images.

It shows the life of stars: their birth, evolution and death in supernova explosions.

These stars are 100 times heavier than our Sun.

The colours in the images are glowing hot gas around the stars. Red is hydrogen and blue is oxygen.

30 Doradus is over 170 000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud.