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Barnard 228: The Dark Wolf Nebula in Lupus

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:06 am via: NASA
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These dark markings on the sky can just be found in silhouette against a rich, luminous background of stars. Seen toward the southern constellation of Lupus the Wolf, the dusty, obscuring clouds are part of the Lupus Molecular Cloud some 500 light-years distant. Packs of low mass stars are forming within them, from collapsing cores only visible at long infrared wavelengths.

Still, colorful stars in Lupus add to this pretty galactic skyscape. It spans about 8 degrees, not far from the central Milky Way.

Image Credit & Copyright: Gabriel Rodrigues Santos

Image Credit & Copyright: Gabriel Rodrigues Santos

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