Overview: Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Forming Region

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of Star Witness news story: Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Forming Region
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Star Witness news story: Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Forming Region highlights one of the brightest, nearby star-forming regions and the home to the most massive stars in our cosmic neighborhood. With this release, Hubble is celebrating its 22nd anniversary.
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Overview: Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Forming Region