Stellar runaway

This image is centred on stellar runaway 30 Dor #016. The image was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The heavyweight star is 90 times more massive than the Sun and is travelling at more than 400 000 kilometres an hour from its home.

The young star, only one million to two million years old, may have travelled about 375 light-years from its suspected home in star cluster R136.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Walsh (ST-ECF) and ESO
Acknowledgment: Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1008b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 May 2010, 15:00
Related releases:heic1008
Size:596 x 596 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, R136, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Star
• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
Other
Optical
Oiii + V
Other
Optical
H-alpha
Other

Notes: Information from ESO observations used in this image.


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