The Tarantula Nebula.

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The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus is a giant star-forming region, where energy from hot and young stars creates dramatic voids and filaments surrounding by gas. It is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud [LMC] galaxy at a distance of 160,000 light-years to Earth

Considering its distance, this is an extremely luminous non-stellar object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, the Tarantula Nebula would cast shadows. In fact it is the most active starburst region known in the Local Group of galaxies. 

Tarantula Nebula has in its centre the star cluster NGC 2070 which includes the compact concentration of stars known as R136 that produces most of the energy that makes the nebula visible. The estimated mass of the cluster is 450,000 solar masses, suggesting it will likely become a globular cluster in the future.

source:- wikipedia


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