Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out
Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster of the largest, hottest, most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured above in visible light by the Wide Field Camera peering through the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. Gas and dust clouds in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviolet radiation from these hot cluster stars. The 30 Doradus Nebula lies within a neighboring galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud and is located a mere 170,000 light-years away.
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[Credit: NASA, ESA, & F. Paresce (INAF-IASF), R. O'Connell (U. Virginia), & the HST WFC3 Science Oversight Committee ]
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Thanks for the picture and link.
I see a horse talking to a duck in the upper right quadrant.
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That is also a spectacularly beautiful picture, Mr. Civilizations.
Wow! Thanks ................................. FRegards
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