Panning across the rich region around the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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 video sequence takes a close look at a new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. It reveals a cosmic landscape of star clusters, glowing gas clouds and the scattered remains of supernova explosions.

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About the Video

Id:eso1816c
Release date:30 May 2018, 12:00
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Nebula
Category:Nebulae
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