Remote Antarctic telescope reveals gas cloud where stars are born

Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth — Ridge A in Antarctica — astronomers have identified a giant gas cloud in our galaxy which appears to be in an early stage of formation. Giant clouds of molecular gas are the birthplaces of stars. The newly discovered gas cloud is about 200 light years in extent and ten light years across, with a mass about 50,000 times that of our sun.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily

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