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Star Factory Blazes Bright in Stunning New Photo

This new view of the Cygnus-X star-formation region by Europe’s Herschel space observatory highlights chaotic networks of dust and gas that point to sites of massive star formation.

An annotated picture of the region Cygnus-X, highlighting numerous dense sites of new star formation in the right-hand complex, and the swan-like structure in the left-hand portion of the scene. The image was taken by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space telescope. (2nd picture)

CREDIT: ESA/PACS/SPIRE/Martin Hennemann & Frédérique Motte, Laboratoire AIM Paris-Saclay, CEA/Irfu – CNRS/INSU – Univ. Paris Diderot, France 

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