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The Week in Pictures: June 1–7, 2013

In the past seven days, the Swift satellite produced best ultraviolet maps of the nearest galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope mapped the 3-D structure of ejected material around an erupting star, researchers suggested that black holes were abundant among the earliest stars, and much more.

RELATED TOPICS: STARS | BLACK HOLES
S. Willis (CfA+ISU); ESA/Herschel; NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Spitzer; CTIO/NOAO/AURA/NSF

Is emission nebula NGC 6334 a mini starburst region?

A team has identified a region in our galaxy that may deserve the “starburst” title and may help explain what leads to the furious production of new stars in this type of region. Learn more »
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