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California Institute of Technology

Looking into the Cloud

Caption: This is the Spitzer image of the cloud (left). The SMA image (center) shows the relative lack of dense cores of gas that are thought to form stars. The CARMA image (right) shows the presence of silicon monoxide, which suggests the cloud might be the result of two colliding clouds.

Credit: Caltech/Kauffmann, Pillai, and Zhang

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