A New Hubble View of the Tarantula Nebula

This is a closeup of the Tarantula Nebula (aka 30 Doradus), a large star-forming region of ionized hydrogen gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud 161,000 light-years from Earth. It is the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighborhood and home to the hottest, most massive stars known.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

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