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View Full Version : Powerful Rivers of Gas Imaged Around Star-Forming Swan Nebula



Fraser
2008-Dec-09, 12:10 AM
The turbulent and dynamic Swan Nebula (M17) has been imaged by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, producing the clearest view yet of the star-forming region. Within the twisted cloud of gas and dust, violent stellar winds constantly blast the medium, generating flows around stars, creating vast bow shocks. A few massive stars in the centre of [...]

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