Deep-Space Photos: Hubble's Greatest Hits

The Hubble Space Telescope is completing its 22nd year in space

Space Spider
The Tarantula Nebula is a spectacular formation named for its spidery shape. Home to half a million young stars, it is 170,000 light years from Earth, and in fact lies outside of the Milky Way altogether. It is instead part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy that circles our own.

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