The cosmos never stops to astonish: this week the European Southern Observatory published a breathtaking picture of the tarantul fog.
Described by the ESO as "the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic Cloud," the satellite galaxy our Milky Way glows around 160,000 light-years away.
Despite its distance, the VLT Survey Telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile managed to shoot a photograph (above) of the unfortunately named Nebula – one of many neighboring star clusters] The Tarantula, also known as Doradus, stretches over more than 1000 light years and is located in the Dorado constellation in the southern sky. It is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy named after the famous Portuguese explorer, who discovered the star system in 1
Look closely at the photo and you should be able to see the Tarantula Nebula: the bright white spot at
. At its heart lies the Hodge 301 Cluster, visible from the Earth's southern hemisphere. Since its formation 20-25 million years ago, at least 40 stars within Hodge 301 have exploded as supernovae that produce violent gas movements and emit X-rays.
Also visible in the ESO snapshot: Supperbubble SNR N157B, which encloses open star cluster NGC 2060; Supernova SN 1987A; open star cluster NGC 2100; Emission Nebula NGC 2074; and another zoological structure – the "Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud".
A huge dust column of about 20 light-years (nearly five times the distance between the Sun and Alpha Centauri) is considered by some to be the darker design small marine fish (I do not see it).
The so-called seahorse will probably disappear over the next million years; The more stars emerge in the cluster form, the more light and wind blow away dust columns.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured the same beautiful nebula in 2014 as part of the Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project, a long-term program for understanding this region
NASA researchers believe that the extreme properties of the galaxy are more predictive of early conditions Could betray the universe.
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