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Stars in a dwarf galaxy. Optical image of stars in dwarf galaxy NGC 6822, a member of the local group. The image was made at the hydrogen-alpha emission line, and shows stars, interstellar hydrogen clouds and bubbles of gas blown away from young, hot stars. This image was made using the 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.
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