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Celestial Snow Angel
Celestial Snow Angel
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Just in time for the holidays, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of a star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy that looks like a snow angel in deep space. A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is colored blue in this image.


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Credit NASA/ ESA

Posted by Tibor on December 20, 2011 at 9:28 am
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