Tarantula nebula


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Tarantula nebula

n
(Celestial Objects) a huge bright emission nebula located in the S hemisphere in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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The massive stars in the center of the galaxy are commonly known as the Tarantula Nebula, which researchers have been able to capture in images and study from afar.
Within it is the extraordinary H II region 30 Doradus, better known as the Tarantula Nebula.
R136 is only a few light-years across and is located in the Tarantula Nebula within the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 170,000 light-years away.
The cluster - named R136 - is only a few light years across and is in the Tarantula Nebula within the Large Magellanic Cloud - a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way.
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.
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.
Some of the New Zealand observations include mapping 30 Doradus, or the Tarantula Nebula, in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud.