Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In the Prawn Nebula, a Nursery for Newborn Stars - The New York Times

In the Prawn Nebula, a Nursery for Newborn Stars - The New York Times:



 "A telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured three clusters of bright newborn stars in the Prawn Nebula, a dense concentration of ionized gas and dust. Just a few million years old, the stars glow in ultraviolet light, illuminating the nebula’s gas clouds as well. The young stars form from the remnants of old stars that died in supernova explosions. The nebula is about 6,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpius."



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