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star formation near the star, Rho Ophiuchus
A false-color infrared image of a complex of star formation near the star, Rho Ophiuchus . Astronomers used the Submillimeter Array to study the growth of protoplanetary disks around nine young stars in Ophiuchus. Credit: NASA and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Credit: "Protoplanetary Disk Structures in Ophiuchus," S. Andrews et al., The Astrophysical Journal, 2009 ( in press).
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