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  • Diana K Rosenberg
    Mark sent: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111120.html How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 2011
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      Mark sent:

      http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111120.html

      "How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by recording that massive stars near the center of empty cavities are older than stars near the edges. A likely reason for this is that the older stars in the center are actually triggering the formation of the younger edge stars. The triggered star formation occurs when hot outflowing gas compresses cooler gas into knots dense enough to gravitationally contract into stars. Spectacular pillars, left slowly evaporating from the hot outflowing gas, provide further visual clues. In the above scientifically-colored infrared image, red indicates heated dust, while white and green indicate particularly dense gas clouds. W5 is also known as IC 1848, and together with IC 1805 form a complex region of star formation popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulas. The above image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia."

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      Epoch J2000.0:   1 Gemini 05

      Thank you, Mark!
       
      Love, Diana

      Website: http://ye-stars.com

       
    • mahtezcatpoc
      You re welcome. Mark A. Holmes
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 3, 2011
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        You're welcome.

        Mark A. Holmes

        --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
        >
        > Mark sent:
        >
        > <http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111120.html>
        > http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111120.html
        >
        > "How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting
        > Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by recording that massive stars
        > near the center of empty cavities are older than stars near the edges. A
        > likely reason for this is that the older stars in the center are actually
        > triggering the formation of the younger edge stars. The triggered star
        > formation occurs when hot outflowing gas compresses cooler gas into knots
        > dense enough to gravitationally contract into stars. Spectacular pillars,
        > left slowly evaporating from the hot outflowing gas, provide further visual
        > clues. In the above scientifically-colored infrared image, red indicates
        > heated dust, while white and green indicate particularly dense gas clouds.
        > W5 is also known as IC 1848, and together with IC 1805 form a complex region
        > of star formation popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulas. The above
        > image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich
        > in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the
        > constellation of Cassiopeia."
        >
        > xxxxxxxxxxxx
        >
        > Epoch J2000.0: 1 Gemini 05
        >
        > Thank you, Mark!
        >
        > Love, Diana
        >
        > Website: http://ye-stars.com <http://ye-stars.com/>
        >
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