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Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula

Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula

Date: 14 March 2011
Depicts: 30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA

Hubble has taken this stunning close-up shot of part of the Tarantula Nebula. This star-forming region of ionised hydrogen gas is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy which neighbours the Milky Way. It is home to many extreme conditions including supernova remnants and the heaviest star ever found. The Tarantula Nebula is the most luminous nebula of its type in the local Universe.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
17-Jul-2024 17:11 UT

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