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APEX turns its eye to dark clouds in Taurus

( -- A new image from the APEX (Atacama Pathfinder Experiment) telescope in Chile shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long. In it, newborn stars are hidden, and dense clouds of gas ...

dateFeb 15, 2012 in Astronomy
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In glowing, swirling dust, new stars are born

( -- An image taken by UA astrophotographer Adam Block, chosen by NASA as Astronomy Picture of the Day, brings us the best yet glimpse into a stellar nursery about 450 light years away from Earth.

dateDec 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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The cool clouds of Carina

( -- Observations made with the APEX telescope in submillimetre-wavelength light reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the Carina Nebula. This site of violent star formation, which plays host to ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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