67.2 MB (1.4 MB compressed)
5500 x 4271 pixels
46.5 x 36.1 cm ⏐ 18.3 x 14.2 in (300dpi)
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Bok globule. Computer artwork of a small dark nebula, known as a Bok globule, one of the places where stars form. The red background is part of a larger emission nebula, glowing as the hydrogen gas in it heats up. Bok globules are relatively small, only a light year or so across, and colder and richer in dust than other nebulae.
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