Friday, January 14, 2005

New Stars?

In this image released by NASA (news - web sites) Wednesday Jan. 12, 2005 astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (news - web sites) have uncovered for the first time a population of embryonic stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy of our Milky Way. Hubble's exquisite sharpness plucked out an underlying population of embryonic stars embedded in the nebula NGC 346 that are still forming from gravitationally collapsing gas clouds. They have not yet ignited their hydrogen fuel to sustain nuclear fusion. The smallest of these infant stars is only half the mass of our Sun. (AP Photo/NASA)
Thu Jan 13, 6:32 AM ET

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