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lunes, 17 de marzo de 2014

NASA : Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory


Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory
In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.
This colorful Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of a small portion of the Monkey Head Nebula unveils a collection of carved knots of gas and dust silhouetted against glowing gas. The cloud is sculpted by ultraviolet light eating into the cool hydrogen gas.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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