Doradus Constellation (ground-based image)

This is a ground-based image of the Doradus Constellation. The 30 Doradus is a region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and this particular region is the largest and most prolific star forming region in our galaxy. Many of the stars are among the most massive known. Several of them are over 100 times more massive than our Sun.

Credit:

A. Fujii

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0932g
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 December 2009, 15:00
Size:3000 x 2016 px

About the Object

Name:Doradus
Type:• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
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