Some gas clouds refuse to collapse

Cold dust found near star-forming regions

CLOUD SPOTTING  Temperature (left) and brightness, as measured by 450-micrometer radiation (right), revealed dust in a large cloud of interstellar gas. The cold temperatures measured at the cloud’s center indicate the gas has not begun collapsing into a star.

G. Sreenilayam et al/Astronomical J. 2014, reproduced by permission of the AAS

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