A composite image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, known as the Tarantula Nebula.

Astronomers image the star-birthing web of a cosmic Tarantula Nebula

A composite image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus — also known as the Tarantula Nebula — reveals areas of cool gas that can collapse to form stars.  (Image credit: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Wong et al., ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey.) A newly released image of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, reveals thin spider-web-like strands of gas …

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