Friday, April 4, 2014

A gift from Hubble: Stars A-Bornin'

From the Hubble Space Telescope comes this glorious image of a star-forming region:
"clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region's newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years."

This takes my breath away, it's so amazing.

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