This area of the Universe is characterized by a bright glow.
A detailed study of the nebula will help to understand the process of the emergence of the stars.
Scientists using the Hubble telescope photographed the “cradle” of massive stars. According to experts, it is about the tarantula nebula, also known under the code name NGC 2070, writes lenta.ua.
The entire region is in the nebula, called LHA 120-N 150. It offers bright illumination, therefore, to notice it even with the naked eye, but only a small point in the sky. Experts believe that a detailed study of the nebula will help to understand the process of the formation of massive stars.
“The nebula can be called the largest “nursery” of stars in the Universe, available earth devices. It is located at a distance of about 160 thousand light-years from us. At the time, the interaction of the nebula with the Small Magellanic Cloud could cause a flash of star formation. With the help of the Hubble telescope we managed to capture a Tarantula and see in the center a concentrated cluster of massive stars and smaller objects are on the borders of the nebula,” – said the scientists.
LHA 120-N 150 consists of more than 30 unknown sources of light, around which there may be small objects. They are all young developing stars. Also near the Tarantula there are hundreds of dust clots of an unknown nature.