Tarantula Nebula • NGC 2070
Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Observers: Nelson Caldwell and Brian McLeod, CfA
The Tarantula nebula, a star formation region 50 times larger than the Orion Nebula, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud - one of the Millky Way's nearest galactic neighbours. This image reveals that star formation in other galaxies happens in the same way it does in our own.