Star birth unveiled

All the stars you see in the sky were born in star birth nurseries — giant clouds of gas and dust. These nebulae aren’t the brightest things in the sky, and to see most of them you need binoculars or a telescope. But, they’re worth searching out because they show us what our own sun might have looked like as it was being born, around 4.5 billion years ago.

Text by Carolyn Collins Petersen | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jan 18, 2014 1:14AM
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LOOKS JUST LIKE AN ANGLE LOVED IT! SURPRISED TO SEE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL. AM I THE ONLY WOMAN WHO LOOKED AT THIS???? COME ON GALS IT IS GO NEAT!!
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Sep 21, 2013 9:43AM
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Stars are born have a life then die...

I'm starting to see a pattern here...

Sep 21, 2013 5:58AM
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I thought the stars were born in hollywood yuk yuk
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