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Stars in a Pink Haze – A Stellar Nursery Here, within the…

Stars in a Pink Haze – A Stellar Nursery

Here, within the stellar nursery IC 2944, we see a group of thick clouds of dust known
as the Thackeray globules (a more specific Bok Globule) silhouetted against the pale pink glowing gas
of the nebula. These globules are under fierce bombardment from the
ultraviolet radiation from nearby hot young stars within the surrounding emission-type nebula. They are both being
eroded away and also fragmenting, rather like lumps of butter dropped
onto a hot frying pan. Due to this process, it is likely that Thackeray’s globules will be
destroyed before they can collapse and form new stars.

Credit: ESO

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Source: Astronomical Wonders

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