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Since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a superhero, a ballerina, an astronaut or a professional whistler. Some unforeseen life turns (somehow I've never developed the X-Ray vision, nor learned the fouette rond de jambe en tournant) prevented me to reach these goals. Still aiming to shoot for the stars, I became an astronomer.

You can find me at STScI, where I spend my time studying star formation and stellar evolution in nearby galaxies (mostly the Magellanic Clouds) and leading the Wide Field Camera 3 Team.

Few years ago I decided to face my irrational arachnophobia, so I spent some time playing with the beautiful Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. These days I am looking for binary stasr in young massive clusters in the Local Group.

This is a detail of the Tarantula Nebula as seen by Hubble. The image can be explored using Voice Over. Link, Active
@ Elena Sabbi 2018