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A detailed view of a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars.

   

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 16 January, 2013, 22:44
Zooming in on the Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young starsThis zoom sequence starts with a view of the central parts of the Milky Way. We close in on a region in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). The final view, taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already burst out of their dusty stellar nursery. This cloud is known as Lupus 3 and it lies about 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It is likely t... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 16 January, 2013, 22:47
Panning across the Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young starsThis video pan sequence gives a detailed view of a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already burst out of their dusty stellar nursery. This cloud is known as Lupus 3 and it lies about 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It is likely that the Sun formed in a similar star formation region more than four billion years ago. This picture was taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile and is the best vi... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by ozman on 19 January, 2013, 7:10
Astronomers have photographed an infant star, likely less than one million years old. This rare find shows astronomers what a stellar birth looks like, as it occurs. The image was released this week after being taken by the European Southern Observatory in Chile. http://www.catholic.org/technology/story.php?id=49361


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