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Thread: Discussion: Hubble's View of Starbirth

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    SUMMARY: The Hubble Space Telescope took this incredible photograph of nebula NGC 604, which is a huge area of newly forming stars in galaxy M33. The area is similar to the star forming region in the Orion Nebula, but it's 100 times larger. The most massive stars in the nebula are 120 times the mass of the Sun and their surface temperatures exceed 40,000 degrees Kelvin. Intense ultraviolet radiation floods out of these stars, which lights up the surrounding gas. NGC 604 is 2.7 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum.

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    I am extremely curious about this. Have astronomers actually observed a star being born? Every time I check into something like this I find that in actuality there has yet never been a star ever observed as being born, but rather so-called "star nurseries" are rather theoretically birth centers because they are full of hot "young" stars. So is this another one of those? <_<

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