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Rosette HH1

Stars arise from gaseous nebulae and grow during the formation phase by attracting additional gas. But this protostar in the Rosetta Nebula is one of the last stars to form there, so for it isn't much gas left. It even blows an 8000 AU long jet into space. And so it will become a red or brown dwarf , if it doesn't disintegrate completely before.

Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 1500 light-years

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Photo: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

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