Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib Space Wallpaper

Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib Tarantula Nebula

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In this space wallpaper, one square degree image of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings. The spidery nebula is seen in the upper-centre of the image. Slightly to the lower-right, a web of filaments harbours the famous supernova SN 1987A (see below). Many other reddish nebulae are visible in the image, as well as a cluster of young stars on the left, known as NGC 2100.

Credit: ESO/R. Fosbury (ST-ECF)


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