Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula

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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1105a
Type:Observation
Release date:15 March 2011, 10:00
Related releases:heic1105
Size:3868 x 3952 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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