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W5 Starforming region
01/18/10

 

This Spitzer image shows the W5 star-forming where astronomers examined more than 500 massive stars looking for infrared evidence of dusty disks. They found that about one-tenth of the stars examined appear to possess such disks.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA



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