View Full Version : Spitzer Image of the Tarantula Nebula

2005-Sep-12, 10:41 AM
SUMMARY: The latest image from the Spitzer Space Telescope is of often-photographed Tarantula Nebula. Spitzer, however, is able to pierce through the dust and material that surrounds the nebula to take a good look inside this active star-forming region. This new photograph has turned up previously hidden stars inside the nebula, as well as empty cavities of space around them - their powerful radiation blows all the dust away. Images like this will help astronomers understand the environments that form stars and get a better sense of where our own Solar System came from.

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