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30 Doradus
resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, visible from the Southern Hemisphere.

30 Doradus has been a star-forming factory, creating stars at a furious pace for millions of years. This Hubble view shows concentrated regions of star formation, called star clusters, which range in age from about 2 million to about 25 million years old.

NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute are releasing this picture to celebrate Hubble's 22nd anniversary.

IMAGE CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and D. Lennon (ESA/STScI)