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New stars in Magellan’s small cloud

The Hubble space telescope discovered for the first time a population of new born stars in Magellan’s small cloud, one of the satellite galaxies 210 thousand light years from Earth. Small stars, the smaller ones has only half of the Sun mass, they haven’t turned on yet the fusion reactions of the nucleus and are immerse in a cloud of gasses and dust from wich they come from. The process isn’t finished; the cloud is still in a contraction phase by its gravity and surely will produce other stars. Credits: NASA, ESA and A. Nota (STScI/ESA)

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