New York Office
The 2013 U.N. Space stamps celebrate the largest space event in the world, World Space Week, celebrated each year from October 4th to the 10th. World Space Week seeks to promote sustainable economic development and to excite, encourage and inspire, through international space education. This year’s stamps feature varied nebulae, enormous clouds of dust particles and gas in space.
The 46¢ souvenir sheet shows an image of a pair of star clusters within part of the Tarantula Nebula, 170,000 light years from earth. There are thousands of massive stars at the center of the nebula and it is one of the largest star-forming regions close to our Milky Way Galaxy.