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Multiple Generations of Stars in the Tarantula Nebula

Multiple Generations of Stars in the Tarantula Nebula


Depicts: Hodge 301, Tarantula Nebula, the Doradus Nebula, R136
Copyright: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)

In the most active starburst region in the local universe lies a cluster of brilliant, massive stars, known to astronomers as Hodge 301.

Hodge 301, seen in the lower right hand corner of this image, lives inside the Tarantula Nebula in our galactic neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Sep-2021 17:35 UT

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