The Tarantula Nebula

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Along Came a Spider

Image courtesy NASA, ESA

A "stunning" closeup released this week shows part of the Tarantula Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The star-forming region of ionized hydrogen gas sits in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The cloud hosts many extreme cosmic phenomena, including supernova remnants, according to the European Space Agency.

(Related: "Hubble Telescope Catches Superfast Runaway Star.")

Published March 19, 2011

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They might say that Hubble is coming to the end of its useful life but the image quality is still stunning
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Beautiful ..


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming.

WOO HOO!!, what a ride!!!"

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Hard to wrap your mind around how vast the universe is. Anything is possible it seems.

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