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Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070) Facts

Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070) Facts Globular Cluster in Dorado

Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 160.00 light years away in the constellation of Dorado.

It is also referred to as NGC(2070) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070) was discovered in 1751 by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.

The Globular Cluster's location is 05h 38m 38s (R.A.) and -69:05.7 (Dec.).

Travel Time to Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070)

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A380736145,786,223.70
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269139,844,905.29
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5469,922,361.52
New Horizons Probe33,0003,251,474.56
Speed of Light670,616,629.00160.00

Fact File

NameTarantula Nebula (NGC2070)
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id2070
Right Ascension05h 38m 38s
Distance (Lt.Yr)160.000
Year of Discovery1751
DiscovererNicolas Louis de Lacaille
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

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