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The Many Colors of Star Birth

11 Feb 2010, 22:44 UTC
The Many Colors of Star Birth

Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURASharpless 2-106 as imaged by the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawai‘i. This color composite image shows the nursery of a massive star (hidden within the cloud) obtained with four narrow-band optical filters available for Gemini users at both Gemini North and South. For more details see image release text.read more

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