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Parte da Nebulosa da Tarântula localizado dentro da Grande Nuvem de Magalhães (pequena galáxia próxima da Via Láctea) - NASA

The Trifid Nebula, 5,200 light years from Earth, is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars, an emission nebula (a cloud of ionised gas emitting light of various colours), and a dark nebula (a type of interstellar cloud that is so dense that it obscures the light from the emission nebula).

First cataloged as a star, 30 Doradus is actually an immense star forming region in nearby galaxy The Large Magellanic Cloud. The region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula, except that this tarantula is about 1,000 light-years across, and 180,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Dorado. If the Tarantula nebula were at the distance of the Orion Nebula (1,500 light-years), the nearest stellar nursery to Earth, it would appear to cover…

Linha D'Água Imagens Astronômicas: Grande Nuvem Molecular de Órion e Nebulosa Cabeça...

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How the Stars Kiss One Another in the Armenian Culture

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NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula, is a cloud of material located about 9,200 light years away towards the constellation Cassiopeia. The region hosts a young open star cluster, IC 1590, which shapes and illuminates the surrounding dust clouds with intense stellar winds and ultraviolet radiation. NGC 281 is relatively close by and also 1,000 light years above the plane of the Milky Way, allowing astronomers a clearer view of the formation of high mass stars.

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Astronomers Investigating Planetary Birth Make Discoveries Around Baby Stars

star death-Stars form from disks of gas and dust; when they die, as here in the Ring Nebula in a Spitzer Space Telescope image, they contract into a cloud of gas and dust.

SETI believes we might detect distant extraterrestrial civilizations, by looking for enormous technological artifacts orbiting other stars. Kepler has observed the star KIC 8462852, at irregular intervals darken up to 80 percent, and stay dark for between 5-80 days, suggesting a big mess of matter is circling the star, blocking out the light, but it’s not a planet. Possible explanations? A cloud of comets could explain the dimming pattern. Another is an alien civilization left something in…

Cloudy Surprise 12/2/14 This image shows a region of the Milky Way that lies within the constellation of Scorpius, close to the central plane of the galaxy. The region hosts a dense cloud of dust and gas associated with the molecular cloud IRAS 16562-3959

The star cluster NGC 3293 | ESO. Credit: ESO/G. Beccari