Before The Foundation Of The World

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am,  to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before  the foundation of the world.” John 17

This image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away.

 

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