A Grand View of the Birth of 'Hefty' Stars - 30 Doradus Nebula Details (Hubble WFPC2 View)

This image is a composite of images in two colours taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's visible-light camera, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2).


NASA/ESA/John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.) and James Westphal (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)

About the Image

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Release date:29 September 1999, 07:00
Size:505 x 189 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus Nebula, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:170000 light years

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