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Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015: Astronomer Adam Block of the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter in Arizona produced this image of nebula NGC 2282 in November 2014. He writes…Read More »

on the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory website: "According to a paper on this object, this nebula is around 5 light years across and some 5,500 light years away. Perhaps a few hundred stars are being born within this cloud, and many current members of the cluster are only 5-10 million years old. To my knowledge, this is the highest resolution full color image of this nebula that has ever been published."

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