The Tarantula Nebula ain’t fucking around, no sir. No ma’am. In fact, it’s the most violent star forming region in the whole goddamn local group of galaxies. Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, you can see allllll sorts of crazy shit going on in this picture.
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While Phil Plait sees a monkey with a gaping hole in its skull when looking at NGC 1929, I see one-half of the Punisher’s symbol. To each his own. Regardless of your psychic disposition when reading this image, NGC 1929 is a rather gorgeous gathering of stars.