NASA Spitzer Telescope Captures Darkest Cosmic Shadows Ever Seen

May 23, 2014 3:32 PM

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured cosmic clumps so dense, dark and dusty that they cast the deepest shadows ever recorded in space.

Located about 16,000 light-years away from Earth lay a cosmic cloud so massive it weighs the equivalent of 70,000 Suns, packed into an area spanning about 50 light-years in diameter.

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