Stellar baby picture

Two bright stars emerge from the darkness in this image of Lupus 3

By Andrew Grant, 11:22 AM February 8, 2013

Two bright stars emerge from the darkness in this image of Lupus 3, a stellar nursery about 600 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. The newborn stars, not even a million years old, formed when regions of a cloud of cool dust and gas (visible at center left) collapsed from gravity. The stars are so young that their brightness comes exclusively from this gravitational contraction; it will take millions more years before they start fusing hydrogen the way the sun and most other star...

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