This composite image shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way located about 160,000 light years from Earth. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m
Star cluster NGC 1929 is a star forming region embedded in the N44 nebula inside the Large Magellanic Cloud. Many of the stars that form are extremely massive and produce intense radiation. Given that massive stars have very short lifespans, the region has many cavities (called superbubbles) that have been formed by winds and shock waves from supernova explosions.
The composite image shown above is comprised of X-rays data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (red), and optical light from the 2.2-m Max-Planck-ESO telescope (yellow).
Source:Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images