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Stellar Family Tree

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Japan's infrared telescope AKARI has begun taking images of IC4954/4955 (bright region above), a so-called stellar nursery containing traces of three generations of stars. This composite image of the nebula and surrounding infrared-emitting stars (white dots) spans 150 light-years.

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