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Massive Star Birth
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered a hatchery for massive stars.
A new striking image from the infrared telescope shows a vibrant cloud called the Trifid Nebula dotted with glowing stellar "incubators." Tucked deep inside these incubators are rapidly growing embryonic stars, whose warmth Spitzer was able to see for the first time with its powerful heat-seeking eyes.
The new view offers a rare glimpse at the earliest stages of massive star formation -- a time when developing stars are about to burst into existence.