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Young stellar clusters

( -- Most stars are thought to form in clusters rather than in isolation, as the gas and dust in a molecular cloud coalesces under the influence of gravity until clumps develop that are dense enough to become ...

dateJan 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Orion's hidden fiery ribbon

( —This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky. This orange glow represents faint light coming from grains of cold interstellar dust, ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Astronomy
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Herschel views deep-space pearls on a cosmic string

( -- Herschel has delivered spectacular vistas of cold gas clouds lying near the plane of the Milky Way, revealing intense, unexpected activity. The dark, cool region is dotted with stellar factories, like pearls ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Astronomy
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