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Contact: Dr. Krzysztof Belczyński
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Tarantula Nebula

Caption: This is the Tarantula Nebula (30 Doradus) in the Large Magellanic Cloud, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is here that stars with masses of 200-300 times that of our sun have recently been discovered.

Credit: Source: NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O'Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

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