Large Magellanic Cloud
This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a massive star cluster nestled in the largest stellar nursery in our local galactic neighborhood. The massive star cluster, known as R136, is only a few million years old and is located in the 30 Doradus Nebula, a turbulent star-birth region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a companion galaxy of our own Milky Way galaxy. The nebula is close enough to Earth that individual stars can be resolved, giving astronomers important information about the birth and evolution of the stars.
NASA, ESA, F. Paresce, R. O'Connell, Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee