22 years Hubble panoramic view of the Tarantula Nebula   Leave a comment

(C) NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA / STScI), J. Anderson, SE de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Son, and N.  Walborn (STScI), N.  Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. conditions (INAF, Padova), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC / STFC , Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N.  Langer (AIFA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

Millions of young stars located in 30 Doradus , also known as the Tarantula Nebula . It is the birthplace of the brightest stars in the vicinity of our galaxy. If the fog as close as the Orion Nebula (1350 light years), it would assume the extent of 60 full moons in the night sky and its light was so bright that it would cause shadows on the earth. NASA has on the occasion of the 22 Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope images of this stunning region published in the universe.

 

NASA, ESA, ESO, D. Lennon (ESA / STScI) and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)

170,000 light-years from Earth orbits the Milky Way, the Tarantula nebula as a sort of satellite. Here’s a look into the center of the nebula. Gas, dust and stars are at work here and draw this unusual image, which has included the Hubble Wide Field Camera 3. offers the NASA images even in gigantic size 20323 x 16259 pixels on.

 

NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA / STScI), J. Anderson, SE de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Son, and N.  Walborn (STScI), N.  Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. conditions (INAF, Padova), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC / STFC , Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N.  Langer (AIFA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

This 301 Hodge called piles are between 20 and 25 million years old. About 40 giant stars have already exploded as supernovae here. Young stars are also found here, but are obscured by dense gas.

 

NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA / STScI), J. Anderson, SE de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Son, and N.  Walborn (STScI), N.  Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. conditions (INAF, Padova), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC / STFC , Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N.  Langer (AIFA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

Again, “newborn” stars are obscured by dense gas whose columns can accept the extent of several light years. In turn, this spurs new stars may arise.

 

NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA / STScI), J. Anderson, SE de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Son, and N.  Walborn (STScI), N.  Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. conditions (INAF, Padova), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC / STFC , Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N.  Langer (AIFA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

The cluster NGC 2060 is a loose collection of stars that are no longer bound by gravitational forces on each other. In a few million years, the group will dissolve, say astronomers. The dark spot below the pile is a dust cloud that floats in front of him.

 

NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA / STScI), J. Anderson, SE de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Son, and N.  Walborn (STScI), N.  Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. conditions (INAF, Padova), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC / STFC , Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N.  Langer (AIFA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)

In the middle of the Tarantula Nebula is a young star cluster called NGC 2070 , which is two million years old – an infant by astronomical standards.Approximately 500,000 “inhabitants” should include the collection. In the center, stars are found that are more than a hundred times larger than our sun. In a few million years, they will all burn up as supernovae.

 

(C) Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Lennon (ESA / Hubble)

NASA has created a map of the Tarantula Nebula in order to identify the individual regions better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 9, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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