30 Doradus

The Tarantula Nebula Shouldn’t Be Forming Stars. What’s Going On?

The Tarantula Nebula is a star formation region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Tarantula is about 160,000 light-years away…

1 year ago

Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula, also called 30 Doradus, is the brightest star-forming region in our part of the galaxy. It's in…

1 year ago

Star Clusters on a Clandestine Collision Course

Astronomers originally thought that just one massive star cluster shone brightly in a huge star forming region of the Tarantula…

12 years ago

Special New Panorama Celebrates Hubble’s 22nd Anniversary

[/caption] Happy birthday to the Hubble Space Telescope! On April 24, 1990, HST was launched into low Earth orbit. Now,…

12 years ago

Runaway Star Needs Its Own Reality Docu-Drama

[/caption] In an astronomical version of "Biggest Loser" meets "Survivor," a heavy weight star has been kicked out of its…

14 years ago