Spitzer Space Telescope captures darkest shadows ever in cosmic cloud

May 23, 2014 3:49 AM

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Scientists analyze dark cosmic shadows to gain insight into early star formation

Images taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal the darkest cosmic shadows ever seen. The shadows are created by large concentrations of dark, dense, clouds of dust and gas. A recent study analyzes these shadows to predict the mass and dimension of the dust cloud, which might produce the large...

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