Star-studded stellar nursery shines in new Hubble Telescope photo

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The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a bright stellar nursery studded with dazzling infant stars. 

Taken using Hubble‘s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument, the image captures a massive protostar called OH 339.88-1.26 lurking behind star-forming clouds of dust and gas. OH 339.88-1.26 lies an estimated 8,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ara. 

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