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N44 superbubble

N44 superbubble

The N44 superbubble is a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud. N44 spans some 325 light-years and was probably formed when one or more massive stars in the central cluster exploded as supernovae, sweeping away the nearby gas. The image shown here was taken on November 9, 2005, by the Gemini South Telescope in Chile.