View Full Version : Touching the Tarantula: Hubble Gets in Close

2011-Mar-15, 10:10 AM
Hubble has edged in close to the Tarantula Nebula, peering into its bright center of ionized gases, dust and still-forming stars. The Tarantula is already a go-to celestial marvel, because its hydrogen-fueled*young stars shine with such intense ultraviolet light that they ionize and redden the surrounding gas — making the nebula*visible without a telescope for [...]

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