Also known as 30 Doradus
, the Tarantula Nebula is a raucous region of star birth that resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.
What at first was thought to be only one cluster in the core of the massive star-forming region 30 Doradus
(also known as the Tarantula Nebula) has been found to be a composite of two clusters that differ in age by about one million years.
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several million young stars are vying for attention in a new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus
, a star-forming complex located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula.
Some astronomers believe that 30 Doradus
is the nucleus of this neighbourhood galaxy, but on the other hand it is not very centrally placed.
But the star 30 Doradus
016 was born in a rough neighborhood.
The massive binary star R144 can be found in an outer area of the star-forming region 30 Doradus
in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
We now know that in many star-forming regions, such as 30 Doradus
, you find such pillars," Livio adds.
However, since in smaller systems the core collapse is much faster, the large number of runaway stars that has been found in the 30 Doradus
region can be better explained if a small cluster has merged into R136.
It was a brilliant burst of light near the object 30 Doradus
in the Large Magellanic Cloud last February that first called attention to the explosion of the nearest supernova in almost 400 years.
Washington, April 18 ( ANI ): NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore have released a new image of 30 Doradus
, a star-forming complex located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula, in celebration of Hubble Space Telescope's 22nd anniversary.
Knodlseder revealed an image captured by Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) of a star-forming region known as 30 Doradus
within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
Found in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus
, is one of the largest massive star forming regions close to the Milky Way.