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Old 07-09-12, 09:50 PM   #1
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Post Fiery Image Shows Life and Death of Stars in Vela C

Two nebulous blue orbs stand out against a wispy red background in this image of the Vela C region. Vela C is one of four regions in what is called the Vela Molecular Ridge, a vast complex of gas and dust located 2,300 light-years from Earth and weighing approximately 500,000 times the mass of our sun. Vela C contains more material than any other part of the molecular cloud.

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