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27.2 MB (1.7 MB compressed)
2685 x 3543 pixels
22.6 x 30.0 cm ⏐ 8.9 x 11.8 in (300dpi)
JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Third in a series of 6 artist's impressions illustrating the formation of a new star, such as the Sun. The great swirling cloud of interstellar dust & gases begins to contract under its own gravity. The contraction causes it to glow softly. It has become a protostar.
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