Infant Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

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The Small Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. It contains this group of baby stars that are still forming from collapsing gas clouds and have not yet ignited their hydrogen fuel.

Release Date: Janurary 12, 2005

Credit: NASAESA, and A. Nota (STScI/ESA)