The Central Area of the Tarantula Nebula
May 19, 2005
This photo shows the bright core of the Tarantula Nebula with the cluster of hot stars. Note also the wisps of luminous gas extending as "legs" from the central area - this is how the nebula got its creepy name.
Topics: Large Magellanic Cloud, Nebula, Monoceros constellation, luminous gas extending, Environment, Carina Nebula, Orion Nebula