The rich region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (annotated)

Glowing brightly about 160 000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way. This image from VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile shows the region and its rich surroundings in great detail. It reveals a cosmic landscape of star clusters, glowing gas clouds and the scattered remains of supernova explosions.

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About the Image

Id:eso1816c
Type:Collage
Release date:30 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1816
Size:16655 x 16719 px

About the Object

Name:Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Category:Nebulae

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