dec 092013
Anne's Image of the Day: Dark Cloud Barnard 68

December 9, 2013 Barnard 68, a dark cloud in Ophiuchus  Image Credit: ESO Barnard 68 (named after the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard) is a molecular cloud, dark absorption nebula or Bok globule of about half a light-year across and a mass about twice that of the Sun, located within our Milky Way galaxy, only [continue reading]

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New Findings on the Birth of Distant Stars

  An astronomical team led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg (MPIA) has gained new insights into a birthplace of stars. Using the ESA’s Herschel Space Telescope and evaluation techniques more commonly encountered in Hollywood film productions, the researchers produced a three-dimensional map of the dark cloud Barnard 68, a [continue reading]