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star forming region
A brightness contour-level diagram of a complex, massive star forming region as seen at radio wavelengths. At the center of the ensemble is the luminous core, which appears to be forming one (or perhaps more) massive stars; its total luminosity is equal to that of about 62,000 suns. Astronomers have found evidence that some key processes underway here are like those that occur when forming low mass stars.
Credit: L. Rodriguez et al., and the Very Large Array
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