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In this section of the Tarantula Nebula's central cavity the profound effect new stars can have on their environment is seen. The young stars are acting like cosmic light bulbs. Each star produces a lot of energy in the form of optical and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. That flood of UV light and the gusts of hot particles also flowing freely from these stars have hollowed out a bubble in the gaseous nebula.

CREDIT: NASA, ESA, ESO, D. Lennon (ESA/STScI), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).