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Baby Stars are Ripping Their Stellar Nursery to Shreds

Behind the nebulous beauty of this newly-released portrait of a stellar nursery is a violent battle that will end only one way: The death of Gum 15. Continue reading →

July 2, 2014
12:46 PM EDT
This wide-field view captures the spectacular celestial landscape around the central object Gum 15. Among many other objects the star cluster NGC 2671 is visible a little to the upper right of center and at the upper left of the image some of the filaments forming part of the Vela Supernova Remnant can be seen. This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. | ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin