Tarantula nebula


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Tarantula nebula

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(Celestial Objects) a huge bright emission nebula located in the S hemisphere in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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In 1987, astronomers were surprised when they saw a star near the Tarantula Nebula explode.
The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) is the brightest emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and can readily be seen in binoculars as a bright patch on the eastern side of the LMC.
Washington, Jan 10 ( ANI ): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, with its near-infrared vision, has uncovered a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula.
It is actively forming new stars in regions that are so bright that some can even be seen from Earth with the naked eye, such as the Tarantula Nebula.
Now, we are turning the instrument to new frontiers such as the Magellanic Clouds, including the Tarantula Nebula -- that is the most active star-forming region known in the local group of galaxies.
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Known as the Tarantula nebula due to the striking similarity it shows to the tarantula spider of Australia, the largest arachnid of its kind in the world, and easily spotted with the naked eye, with NGC 2070 as the Tarantula's heart.
Paul, a professor at the University of Sheffield, said the giant was identified at the centre of a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula - a sprawling cloud of gas and dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy about 165,000 light-years away from the Milky Way.
These photographs include the pinpoints of stellar light making up the M13 globular cluster, Venus transiting across the face of the sun, the Horsehead nebula, the Crab pulsar, and the tentacles of the Tarantula nebula.
The glowing pink Tarantula Nebula harbors a cluster of hot, young stars at its core.
In particular, the infrared sensitivity of NASA's planned James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will allow astronomers to look deep into the regions of the Tarantula Nebula that are obscured in visible-light photographs.
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.