The Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus, or NGC is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). It was originally thought to be a star, but in 1751 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille recognized its nebular nature. Distance to Earth: light years.
Listen to the most important speech of the past decade: Rep. Michelle Bachmann sounding very Thatcheresque in her condemnation of Obama foreign policy and the biggest threat that faces American freedoms in half a century. September 16, 2012