Located about 180,000 light-years away, in the
constellation of Dorado The Tarantula Nebula, is
part of the Great Magellanic Cloud,
satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. It is a region
of intense star formation, and has a diameter that
exceeds 1000 light-years.
The star cluster R136 in the center of the nebula
produces much of the energy that makes the nebula
It is the largest known emission nebula. It is
about 100 times as far away as the Great Orion
Nebula, and if it were In the same distance that
Orion is of us (1500 Light Years)
would cover an area of 60 full moons, being able
to cause shadows (Wikipedia) Initially it was
considered a star, however in 1971 Nicolas Louis
de Lacaille identified it like a nebula.