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The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula
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It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood.
This tarantula, however, is about 1,000
Were it placed at the distance of Milky Way’s
only 1,500 light-years distant and the nearest stellar nursery to Earth, it
would appear to cover about 30 degrees
(60 full moons) on the sky.
Tomorrow’s picture: stars in lanes
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Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman
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