Tarantula Nebula - Composite Image - Limited Edition Print
This is the Tarantula Nebula. The image is a composite of X-Ray, Optical and Infrared to produce this beautiful spectacle.
The nebula is located in the neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, and is one of the largest star-forming regions located close to the Milky Way. At the center of 30 Doradus, thousands of massive stars are blowing off material and producing intense radiation along with powerful winds. The Chandra X-ray Observatory detects gas that has been heated to millions of degrees by these stellar winds and also by supernova explosions. These X-rays, colored blue in this composite image, come from shock fronts-similar to sonic booms-formed by this high-energy stellar activity.
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