“This mosaic image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. The galaxy is remarkable for its bright blue disk, webs of shredded clouds, and fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of its central regions.
“Throughout the galaxy’s center, young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside our entire Milky Way Galaxy.”
(qtd. from HubbleSite.org NewsCenter release STScI-2006-14)
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)