Gas Pillars in Tarantula Nebula

Zoom-in on gas pillars in the Tarantula Nebula. Some structures have the appearance of elephant trunks, not unlike the famous and fertile "Pillars of Creation" at the top of which stars are forming.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0613d
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 2006
Related releases:eso0613
Size:882 x 792 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
485 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
503 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
657 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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