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AFGL 2591

A new born blue star rejecting the nebula from which it originated. The nebula evolved the last 10 000 years and has 500 times the diameter of our solar system.

Constellation: Cygnus
Age: 1 million years
Distance: circa 3000 light-years
Luminosity: 20 000 * Sun
Diameter: 10 * Sun

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Infrared-Photo: Gemini Observatory / Colin Aspin

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