Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Friday

Credit: Eckhard Slawik (
The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of our closest galactic neighbors lying only 157,000 light years away.  The LMC is a small irregular galaxy visible to the naked eye south of 20 degrees North, meaning you can't see it in the U.S.  The LMC is home to one of the most active star making regions in our local group of galaxies- the Tarantula Nebula and the closest supernova to earth in years, supernova 1987A.

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Hubble zooms into the Tarantula nebula

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