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This composite image of a portion of the Tarantula Nebula’s central cavity illustrates the profound effect new stars can have on their environment. The young stars are acting something like cosmic, decidedly non-eco-friendly light bulbs. Each star cranks out a dazzlingly high wattage in the form of optical and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Category: Science, Weekend

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One Response to “Tarantula Nebula”

  1. MikeNY says:

    Beautiful, awesome, and scary at the same time.