Celestial Beacon Sheds New Light on Stellar Nursery

shows a more distant view of the system, and depicts how light from the brightened star and disk illuminate the surrounding outflow cavity. This is what we see as McNeil's Nebula.

Credit:

Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/J. Lomberg

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Type:Artwork
Release date:March 30, 2004, 8 p.m.
Related releases:gemini0402
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Category:Stars

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