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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘The Helix Nebula’

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

      The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula Credit & Copyright: Marcelo Salemme Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. This tarantula, however, is about 1,000 light-years across. Were it placed at the distance of ... Full Story

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