Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula
Posted on 05/16/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies lies in our neighboring galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Were the Tarantula Nebula at the distance of the Orion Nebula -- a local star forming region -- it would take up fully half the sky. Also called 30 Doradus, the red and pink gas indicates a massive emission nebula, although supernova remnants and dark nebula also exist there. The bright knot of stars left of center is called R136 and contains many of the most massive, hottest, and brightest stars known. The above image is one of the largest mosaics ever created by observations of the Hubble Space Telescope and has revealed unprecedented details of this enigmatic star forming region. The image is being released to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hubble's launch.
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Beautiful. Thanks, SunkenCiv!!
Another Winner! thank You, Sunken Civ!
Don't really see any stars...
Damn, getting to be I change my desktop background several times a week. Thanks.........
Didn’t Tarantula Nebula represent Colombia in last year’s Miss Universe Pageant?
Part of God’s glory.
Another beauty for the screen saver rotation. Thanks for posting!
;’) At least one of the contestants from the Middle East was managed by Warren Arachnid.
Tarangelines will be a transgenic cross between a citrus and a spider. Or maybe just another science fiction movie idea.
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