The Tarantula’s cosmic web: astronomers map violent star formation in nebula outside our galaxy

Astronomers have unveiled intricate details of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, using new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). In a high-resolution image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and including ALMA data, we see the nebula in a new light, with wispy gas clouds that provide insight into how massive stars shape this region. ‚ÄúThese fragments may be the remains of once-larger clouds that h…

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