N. RISINGER (SKYSURVEY.ORG) / R. GENDLER / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY N. RISINGER (SKYSURVEY.ORG) / R. GENDLER / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Tarantula Nebula. Zoom sequence showing the location and appearance of the Tarantula Nebula, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way galaxy. The clip starts with a broad panorama of the southern night sky, showing the full extent of the Milky Way, zooming in on the Tarantula Nebula, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud in the constellation of Dorado. The final frames are a close-up of the location of VFTS 352, a hot and massive double star system (see clip K005/4045). This star system is 160,000 light years from Earth. The close-up frames were obtained by the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) site at La Silla, Chile. Footage published in 2015.
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