Postcard07: The Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula is the largest stellar nursery we know in the local Universe. In fact if this enormous complex of stars, gas and dust were at the distance of the Orion Nebula it would be visible during the day and cover a quarter of the sky. Read more about the image here.

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Text and compilation: Monica Salomone & Lars Lindberg Christensen. Graphics & Layout: Martin Kornmesser. Editor: Bruce Battrick. Coordination: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:22 March 2011, 10:26
Dimensions:12 cm (W) x 17 cm (H)

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