Baby Star Nursery

September 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;9/5/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p3
This article focuses on the star-forming cloud Carina Nebula. After stars are born, they live in giant clouds of gas and dust. The Spitzer Space Telescope of the U.S. National Atmospheric and Space Administration highlighted a photo of the Carina Nebula. The cloud is in the southern part of the galaxy. A galaxy is a very large group of stars and planets. Carina is 10,000 light-years from Earth. Scientists think it has about 100,000 baby stars.


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