Star forming region

Star forming region

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Caption: Star forming regions. Coloured infrared image of the star forming regions Sharpless 254 to 258. These are regions of on-going star formation, with hot ionising stars surrounded by clouds of hydrogen gas. Sharpless 255 (just above centre) contains a cluster of high-mass, infrared-bright young stars which appear red as they are still embedded in a molecular cloud. These objects are part of the Gemini OB1 molecular cloud, about 8150 light years from Earth. This image was made as part of the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) project.

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Keywords: 2mass imagery, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, evolution, gem ob1, gemini, gemini ob1, hii region, infrared astronomy, molecular cloud, ob association, science, sh 254, sh 255, sh 256, sh 257, sh 258, sharpless region, star birth, star forming region, starbirth, stellar evolution, stellar formation, young stars

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