Simulation of Star Birth in the Tarantula Nebula (Narrated)
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Duration: 59 seconds

This video animation illustrates how astronomers believe star formation began inside a molecular cloud in the satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. The video shows how first-generation stars form and carve out bubbles of ionized gas, which expand to eventually give the Tarantula Nebula its complex appearance.


Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Interview, Magellanic Clouds, Nebulae

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion and G. Bacon (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Sabbi (STScI)

Publication: January 9, 2014


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