Is it possible to make a bubble diagram within a bubble diagram? If not, is it possible with the constellation diagram?

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It is possible - I've tried it :)

In the example below I used a \resizebox to make the nested diagram smaller, and I added a \Huge font switch within the nested diagram to make the text a bit more readable. Also I increased the distance between the bubbles a bit to avoid overlap.


\smartdiagramset{distance center/other bubbles=1.5cm}
\smartdiagram[bubble diagram]{
Build a program,Set up,Run,{\resizebox{3cm}{!}{\Huge \smartdiagram[bubble diagram]{%


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