Latest Snowflake Cluster Stories

2005-12-22 12:15:00

JPL -- The "Christmas Tree Cluster" has been seen sporting a shiny new decoration: an ornament made of newborn stars! But like a gift-wrapped package, these newborn stars are hiding behind thick branches of cosmic dust, only revealed in this spectacular new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers say this stellar ornament represents the best laboratory to date for studying the physics of star formation. The newly revealed infant stars appear as pink and red specks toward the...

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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.