Star birth unveiled |

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons | Life’s Building Blocks ‘Abundant in Space’

All the stars you see in the sky were born in star birth nurseries — giant clouds of gas and dust. These nebulae aren’t the brightest things in the sky, and to see most of them you need binoculars or a telescope. But, they’re worth searching out because they show us what our own sun might have looked like as it was being born, around 4.5 billion years ago.

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