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Nasa. VERY LARGE FORMAT. HUBBLE. Tarantule Nebula.
Several million young stars compete for attention in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of a stellar breeding area in the heart of the Tarantula Nebula. Early astronomers nicknamed the nebula because its glowing filaments look like spider legs. The "Doradus" region is the brightest star-forming region visible in a nearby galaxy and is home to the most massive stars ever seen. The nebula lies 170,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The composite image is one of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos and includes observations taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Survey Camera. The Hubble image is combined with ground-based data from the Tarantula Nebula taken with the 2.2-metre telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. Collectively, the stars in this image are millions of times more massive than our Sun. The image is about 650 light years in diameter and contains some turbulent stars, from one of the fastest rotating stars to the fastest and most massive fleeing star. The colours represent the hot gas that dominates parts of the image. Red represents hydrogen gas and blue represents oxygen. Hubble has imagined 30 separate fields, 15 with each camera. Both cameras were making observations at the same time. Hubble made the observations in October 2011.
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NASA. VERY LARGE. HUBBLE. Tarantula Nebula.
Several million young stars vie for attention in this Hubble Space Telescope from NASA of a stellar nursery area, located in the heart of the Tarantula Nebula. Early astronomers nicknamed the nebula because its incandescent filaments resemble spider legs. The area of "Doradus" is the brightest visible star-forming region in a nearby galaxy and home to the most massive stars ever seen. The nebula is 170,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The composite image includes a largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos and includes observations taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys Hubble. The Hubble image is combined with ground data of the Tarantula Nebula, taken with the 2.2-meter telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. Collectively, the stars in the image are millions of times more massive than our sun. The image is about 650 light years across and contains some turbulent star, one of the fastest rotating stars in the fastest and most massive stars run. The colors represent the hot gas which dominates parts of the image. Red represents the hydrogen gas and blue, oxygen. Hubble has created 30 separate fields, 15 with each camera. Both cameras were commenting at the same time. Hubble made the observations in October 2011.
Draw chromogenic period. Dial on the front. Legend rear label. 100.6 x 100.6cm with margins.