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Wide-field view of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings

Wide-field view of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings


Date: 14 March 2011
Depicts: 30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, SN 1987A, Tarantula Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This ground-based view of the Tarantula Nebula shows the nebula in its entirety. It is the brightest region of star formation in the local Universe. Hubble's field of view covers just a tiny spot in the upper-right quadrant of this image, though it reveals detail invisible here, including a supernova remnant.

Last Update: 18 March 2020
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