Tarantula nebula

Science

Look: Fiery images reveal a cosmic game of tug-of-war

Inside the Tarantula Nebula, baby stars fight with gravity.

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, C. C. Thöne, C. Féron, and J.-E. Ovaldsen

ESO

Welcome to the spidery web of the Tarantula Nebula.

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, C. C. Thöne, C. Féron, and J.-E. Ovaldsen

Gas clouds and plentiful young stars comprise this glowing spectacle — approximately 170,000 light years away from Earth.