30 Doradus in Infrared

This image is the most detailed view of the largest stellar nursery in our local galactic neighborhood. The stellar grouping, called R136, is only a few million years old and resides in the 30 Doradus Nebula, a turbulent star-birth region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. There is no known star-forming region in our galaxy as large or as prolific as 30 Doradus. Many of the diamond-like stars are among the most massive stars known. Several of them are over 100 times more massive than our Sun.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O'Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0932d
Type:Observation
Release date:15 December 2009, 15:00
Size:2981 x 2981 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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