30 Doradus

30 Doradus

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News release ID: STScI-2012-01
Release Date: Apr 14, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula, is the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighborhood. It is home to several million young stars; among which live the most massive stars ever seen. The nebula resides 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. No known star-forming region in our galaxy is as large or as prolific as 30 Doradus. The image comprises one of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos.

Turn a wall in your home into a picture window on a panoramic view of the universe, complete with glittering stars and sweeping clouds of gas and dust. Wall murals are gallery-quality, detailed Hubble images.They can be printed as one image, or as a series of individual images clustered together to create a single picture. Astronomical wall murals can be costly to print but add awe-inspiring, dramatic impact to any décor.

For best results, we strongly recommend that wall murals be printed at a professional photolab or photo store. Make sure the photo service you choose has the technical ability to produce the quality of print that you desire. For cost-saving purposes, we suggest testing your chosen photo service by ordering test prints before printing the entire mural.

Some online photolabs or photo stores may ask whether this image is copyrighted, since they are not allowed to print copyrighted material. You can point them to our Copyright page. The images used in these Wall Murals have no copyright restrictions.

These images have been designed for narrow frames without mats. We recommend hanging the images 1/2" to 1" away from one another.

This wall mural is available in the sizes below. Some sizes are made up by multiple-panel images and some are single-panel images.

15-Panel 100" x 60” Mural
Each of the 15 panels will fill a 20" x 20" frame. Ask your printer to use the 20" x 30" paper for each panel. A map showing the panel's orientation will be printed on the paper, which you will need to cut off to make a 20" x 20" panel.

15-Panel 80” x 48” Mural
Each of the 15 panels will fill a 16" x 16" frame. Ask your printer to use the 16" x 20" paper for each panel. A map showing the panel's orientation will be printed on the paper, which you will need to cut off to make a 16" x 16" panel.

Single Panel 100” x 60” Mural

Single Panel 80” x 48” Mural

Single Panel 60” x 36” Mural

Single Panel 40” x 24” Mural

Dark Nebulas, Emission Nebulas, Globular Clusters, Nebulas, Open Clusters, Star Clusters, Supernova Remnants, Wall Murals


NASA, ESA, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC/STFC, Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N. Langer (AifA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam)