Star birth region

Star birth region

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This image is part of the feature Vlt - The World's Largest Telescope

Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Star birth region. Optical image showing part of the Chamaeleon I complex, a region of new star formation. Bright, young stars dominate the image, their radiation making nearby filaments of gas glow. This image was made with the 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: antu, astronomy, astrophysics, chamaeleon i complex, cosmology, evolution, filaments, genesis, glow, nebula, science, shine, star birth, starbirth, stellar evolution, stellar formation, ut1, very large telescope, vlt imagery, young stars

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