Faint Webs of the Tarantula Nebula

NASA/ESA Hubble The faint body of a spider hides in a web of dark dust in this image of the Tarantula Nebula from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the outskirts of this massive nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. What stories or images do you see? Leave...

Nebular Octopus

Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA) An green octopus hides in the corner of this image of a nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Home to some of the most brilliant, most massive stars known to astronomers, Hodge 301 is an active starburst region....

Tarantula

Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, C. C. Thöne, C. Féron, and J.-E. Ovaldsen I don’t like spiders very much. Blame it on an incident from when I was a teenager. I find them fascinating but I don’t want them crawling on me. The idea of a spider with...

A Glittering Panorama

NASA/ESA Hubble The legs of a spider shine in the light of several million stars in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of 30 Doradus and the Tarantula Nebula. This image offers loads for the imag­i­na­tion. What sto­ries and pic­tures do you see float­ing...

Growing, glowing spider

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L.Townsley et al. A glowing spider is grows inside this massive star-forming region known as the Tarantula Nebula. Explore the spider outlines in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray...