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30 Doradus (WFPC2 and NICMOS)

30 Doradus (WFPC2 and NICMOS)


Depicts: 30 Doradus Nebula, R136, the Tarantula Nebula
Copyright: NASA/Nolan Walborn (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.) and Rodolfo Barba' (La Plata Observatory,La Plata, Argentina), NASA/John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.) and James Westphal (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)

These are two views of a highly active region of star birth located northeast of the central cluster, R136, in 30 Doradus. The orientation and scale are identical for both views.

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This is a composite of images in two colors taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's visible-light camera, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

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The is a composite of pictures taken through three infrared filters with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Sep-2022 23:00 UT

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