Where Do Baby Stars Come From

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NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space telescopes teamed up to show a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula where stars are born.

Hubble contributed ultraviolet and visible light images while Spitzer brought infrared to the mix.  The composite image shows a chaotic area of hydrogen and sulfer gas (green) as well as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which show as wisps of red and orange.

 

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