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Picture Album: Thackeray's Globules: Dense, Opaque Dust Clouds in Star-Forming Region IC 2944

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Thackeray's Globules: Dense, Opaque Dust Clouds in Star-Forming Region IC 2944
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Dark clouds of dust, called globules, are silhouetted against nearby, bright stars. Little is known about the globules, except that they are generally associated with areas of star formation.

Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: Bo Reipurth (University of Hawaii)

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