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2008-10-21 11:00:00

A new image released by ESO shows the amazing intricacies of a vast stellar nursery, which goes by the name of Gum 29. In the center, a small cluster of stars "” called Westerlund 2 "” has been found to be the home of one of the most massive double star systems known to astronomers. Gum 29 is a huge region of hydrogen gas that has been stripped of its electrons (ionized) by the intense radiation of the hot young stars located at its center. Astronomers call this an HII...


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