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An astronomer in southwest Michigan

An artist's rendition of astronomers' best guess as to the environs of a quasar (the brightest object at center) situated at the very center of a birthing massive galaxy in the early history of the universe. (Artist: Martin Kornmesser, STECF)


  •  HST views a stellar nursery inside the Great Nebula in Orion
  • HST ACS image of the Orion Nebula


  •  HST views the shroud of a dying star (bright object in center)


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    Kirk Korista
    Professor of Astronomy
    Department of Physics
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5252
    last updated:  25 July 2011