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    Astronomy professor Tony Wong led an international team of astronomers to create a detailed map of star-forming regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy.

    Astronomy professor Tony Wong led an international team of astronomers to create a detailed map of star-forming regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Astronomy professor Tony Wong led an international team of astronomers to create a detailed map of star-forming regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      A color image of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy combining maps of neutral atomic hydrogen gas (red), hydrogen ionized by nearby young stars (blue), and new data from Wong's team which roughly trace dense clouds of molecular hydrogen (green).

      Composite image produced by T. Wong, using data from the MCELS (C. Smith et al.), ATCA-LMC (S. Kim et al.), and MAGMA (T. Wong et al.) projects

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