Star forming region

Star forming region

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Caption: Star forming region. Coloured infrared image of Monoceros R2 (Mon R2), a star forming region. Mon R2 is the yellowish area at centre, where many young, pre-main sequence stars are embedded in a cloud of hydrogen gas and dust. The bright patches to either side are reflection nebulae surrounding young type B stars. Mon R2 is about 2700 light years from Earth. This image was made as part of the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) project.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, evolution, infrared astronomy, molecular cloud, mon r2, monoceros r2, nebula, reflection nebula, science, star birth, star forming region, starbirth, stellar evolution, stellar formation, young stars

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