Stacked “bubbles” of the so-called Honeycomb Nebula are seen here among spindly, spidery filaments of gas in the Tarantula Nebula.
October 07 | 2017
These bubble-like shapes are likely only seen because of the Hubble Space Telescope’s unique viewpoint. At a distance of 160,000 light-years, the Large Magellanic Cloud – which is home to these “bubbles” – is one of the Milky Way’s closest companions. It is also home to one of the largest and most intense regions of active star formation known to exist anywhere in our galactic neighborhood – the Tarantula Nebula. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgements: Judy Schmidt