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From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


NGC6726

A long tail of interstellar dust shines in the reflected light of nearby stars in this view of the nebula in the constellation Corona Australis (the southern crown). In some parts the dust accumulates to form dense molecular clouds from which it is thought young stars eventually emerge.

Credit: Stephane Guisard & Robert Gendler.

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