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Hot, Young Stars Form In Cone Nebula
The Cone Nebula is being slowly eaten away by ultraviolet radiation from young, hot stars which are located beyond the top of the image. The nebula which stretches seven light years in length is an immense pillar of gas and dust located some 2,500 light years away toward the constellation Monoceros. Knots and filaments on the surface of the pillar are formed as the surface of the pillar heated by the hot stars boils away.
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