Nasa Has Photographed Darkest Shadows in Galaxy, Showing How Stars Are Formed

May 22, 2014 5:06 PM

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Nasa Has Photographed Darkest Shadows in Galaxy, Showing How Stars Are Formed

US space agency Nasa and the University of Zurich have released a photograph of the galaxy that shows cosmic clumps that are so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded outside the event horizon of a black hole.

Using the infrared camera on Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope to view the galaxy, the astronomers discovered the cosmic clumps hiding within a huge cloud of gas and dust.

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