Ground Image of 30 Doradus Region of LMC

This image shows the 30 Doradus 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 here are among the most massive known. Several of them are over 100 times more massive than our Sun.


UT/CTIO Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:15 December 2009, 15:00
Size:1424 x 2061 px

About the Object

Name:30 Dor, 30 Doradus
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Distance:170000 light years
Category:Star Clusters

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