Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Space photos of the day: In Technicolor

Image 1 of 12


The NASA image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 10, 2008 shows a small portion of the Tarantula nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074. The region is a frontier of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away from Earth and is one of the most active star-forming regions in our local group of galaxies.


Next Image Previous Image

Image 1 of 12

About these ads