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Friday, December 19, 2003

sky candy
At left, a comet surrounded by a cloud is about 20 times bigger than Jupiter. A stellar nursery, shown at right, is a large cloud of dust wherein stars are forming.

I hope we'll be getting used to awesome images like the one above from the Spitzer Space Telescope. These are the first pictures to come back from the newest eye-in-the-sky, which requires ultracold temperatures to achieve maximum image clarity.