This Hubble Space Telescope view shows one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. (Image: NASA, ESA and A.
The star cluster Hodge 301 is an old cluster. Many of its stars have already exploded as supernovae. The filaments in the upper left corner have been compressed by the explosions of these stars. Elsewhere in the picture news stars are being born.
Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright : Francesco Antonucci: Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC lies about light-years away in the northern constellation Auriga.