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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Stellar Nurseries in Sagittarius

This image shows several bright nebulae, concentrated around a relatively small area of the Milky Way, in the constellation of Sagittarius. These concentrations of hot gas and dust, is where stars are born, motivating the title. The long-exposure reveals the subtle structures of gas and dust interacting with bright and hot, young stars, in a beautiful cosmic choreography.

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Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: San Antonio de Areco, Argentina
Copyright: © Ignacio Diaz Bobillo