Zooming into 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. This video shows the location and context of the Tarantula Nebula in the night sky.


NASA, ESA, Digitised Sky Survey 2, R. Gendler, S. Brunier. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin. Music by John Dyson

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Release date:15 March 2011, 10:00
Related releases:heic1105
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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