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More Images of 30 Doradus
Annotated Chandra Image of 30 Doradus
This version of Chandra's image of 30 Doradus outlines the superbubbles detected in the X-ray emission. These bubbles - generated from intense radiation and strong winds from massive stars - are carved into the cooler surrounding gas and dust (not seen in X-rays). The cluster R136 is found where three of these superbubbles meet and is also marked in this version. [View Animated]
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/L.Townsley, et al.)
Optical Panoramic Image of the Large Magellanic Cloud
This panoramic optical image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is from the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey (MCELS), obtained with the University of Michigan's 0.9-meter Curtis Schmidt telescope at CTIO. Emission lines of hydrogen (H-alpha) are red, singly-ionized sulfur is green and doubly-ionized oxygen is blue. The image highlights regions of star formation in the LMC, including supernova remnants and giant structures carved out by multiple supernovas. [View Animated]
(Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF/S.Points, C.Smith & MCELS team)
Tarantula Nebula with Scale Bar

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