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Fraser
2006-Oct-31, 01:50 AM
This Spitzer photograph contains several nebulae located in the galactic plane of the Milky Way. The dark, snake-like nebula at the upper left contains dozens of huge newborn stars, some with 50 times the mass of our Sun. The red sphere in the image is a supernova remnant. Before it exploded, the central star probably played a role in the creation of the dark nebulae in the region.

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