Yamato nears the Tarantula Nebula.

The Tarantula Nebula is a vast nebula lying on the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, in the general direction of Balun and the Milky Way Galaxy. Ion turbulences and interstellar medium are common, making travel through the nebula difficult. One particularly dangerous region of the nebula is a group of seven stars called the Rainbow Star Cluster.

The UNCN battleship Yamato encounters the Tarantula Nebula during its voyage to Iscandar. While Yamato waits outside the nebula, the ship's senior officers deliberate their next move. Determining that too much time would be required to navigate around, they choose to risk a direct approach through the nebula and the Rainbow Cluster ("They're Coming!").

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タランチュラ星雲 Taranchura seiun