The Lupus 3 Dark Cloud Space Wallpaper

The Lupus 3 Dark Cloud

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This evocative space wallpaper shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. This cloud is known as Lupus 3 and it lies about 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It is likely that the Sun formed in a similar star formation region more than four billion years ago.

Credit: ESO/F. Comeron


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