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Extracts from the VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula

This composite image shows extracts from a near-infrared VISTA image of the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. This infrared image, made with ESO’s VISTA survey telescope, is from the VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey. The project will scan a vast area — 184 square degrees of the sky (corresponding to almost one thousand times the apparent area of the full Moon), including our nearby neighbouring galaxies the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

Credit:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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About the Image

Id:eso1033b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 August 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1033
Size:4999 x 4999 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years

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