Hubble Panoramic View of 30 Doradus, a Star-forming Region of the Tarantula Nebula
Posted on April 17, 2012
This stunning Hubble image provides a panoramic view of 30 Doradus, a star breeding ground located in the Tarantula nebula. The nebula resides 170 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The new image comprises one of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos. You can see a larger version of the image here. A zoomable image is available here on hubblesite.org.
Take a look:
NASA says in a release that "Collectively, the stars in the image are millions of times more massive than our sun. The image is roughly 650 light-years across and contains some rambunctious stars, including one of the fastest rotating stars and the highest velocity stars ever observed by astronomers."