Fig10_3 Mountains of creation

Fig10_3 Mountains of creation

Fig. 10.3 . The infrared heat radiation of hundreds of embryonic stars (white/yellow) and windblown, star-forming clouds (red), detected from the Spitzer Space Telescope. The intense radiation and winds of a nearby massive star, located just above the image frame, probably triggered the star formation and sculpted the cool gas and dust into towering pillars. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA/ESA/STScI.)

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