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The drama of starbirth (w/ video)

( -- A new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope gives a close-up view of the dramatic effects newborn stars have on the gas and dust from which they formed. Although the stars themselves are not visible, material ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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The making of dust

( -- On the Earth, dust particles are everywhere - under beds, on bookshelves, even floating in the air. We take dust for granted. Dust is also common in space, and it is found for example in the cold, dark molecular ...

dateJul 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Planck sees tapestry of cold dust (w/ Video)

( -- Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through our Galaxy are revealed in a new image from ESA's Planck satellite. Analysing these structures could help to determine the forces that shape our Galaxy and ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Astronomy
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