interstellar cloud

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interstellar cloud

A molecular cloud or H I region, as opposed to a cloud of the same composition more intimately connected with a star (circumstellar cloud).
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Molecular clouds of massive interstellar clouds within which the dust protects the water and other compounds from damaging radiation, and the conditions inside also promote chemical reactions.
It seemed unrelated to any recognizable cosmic feature, like giant interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, or supernova remnants.
The region of sky pictured is listed in the Sharpless catalogue of H II regions: interstellar clouds of ionised gas, rife with star formation.
They've thrown at the problem all they know about the aging of stars, the formation of planets and solar systems, and the light-blocking potential of everything from moonlet-size planetesimals to vast interstellar clouds.
The observations for these findings were gathered with the FORCAST instrument on SOFIA, the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope, which can gather images and spectra of planets, stars, interstellar clouds and galaxies at mid-infrared wavelengths.
Born within enormous interstellar clouds of gas and dust, stars shine via a process called nuclear fusion.
He covers our place in space; the changing sky; planets and orbits; the sun; the sun's domain; the properties and variety of stars; interstellar clouds and the birth, life, and death of stars; galaxies; the evolving universe; exoplanets and the conditions for life; and tools of the trade.
The LLAMA project is a joint venture between Argentina and Brazil to provide scientists from around the world with a high-powered lens to study black holes, the molecular evolution of interstellar clouds and the structure of the universe.
Because interstellar clouds block visible light, the infrared maps allow you to peer through galactic dust lanes and into the hearts of stellar nurseries.
Astronomers believe that massive yet short-lived stars in and around large interstellar clouds are essential for this ongoing process of star formation.
The role of magnetic field in contraction and fragmentation of interstellar clouds has been studied by Pensia et al.
Plasmas are dusty when they contain solid or liquid particles with negative or positive charges; they show up in such places as planetary rings, comet tails, interplanetary and interstellar clouds, and around artificial satellites and space stations.

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