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Infrared image reveals star nursery

May 31, 2005

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which takes pictures in the infrared spectrum, recently saw through cloudy fingers of dust in the Carina Nebula to capture an image of incubating stars. ''We knew that stars were forming in this region before, but Spitzer has shown us that the whole environment is swarming with embryonic stars of an unprecedented multitude of different masses ... (Full article: 237 words)

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