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Making a spectacle of star formation in Orion

( -- Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its ...

dateJun 30, 2011 in Astronomy
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New Herbig-Haro jets in Orion

( -- A research team using the Subaru Prime Focus Camera (Suprime-Cam) has obtained some of the deepest and highest resolution images ever taken of the large star-forming molecular cloud Lynds 1641, located just ...

dateAug 20, 2010 in Astronomy
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Inside the dark heart of the Eagle

( -- Herschel has peered inside an unseen stellar nursery and revealed surprising amounts of activity. Some 700 newly-forming stars are estimated to be crowded into filaments of dust stretching through the image. ...

dateDec 16, 2009 in Astronomy
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Star-birth myth 'busted' (w/ Podcast)

( -- An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy's long held beliefs about how stars are formed, using a set of galaxies found with CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope.

dateAug 25, 2009 in Astronomy
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Turbulence May Promote the Birth of Massive Stars

( -- On long, dark winter nights, the constellation of Orion the Hunter dominates the sky. Within the Hunter's sword, the Orion Nebula swaddles a cluster of newborn stars called the Trapezium. These stars are ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in Astronomy
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