The Rosette Cloud

Oct 11
BY ANDEE SHERWOOD, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

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Embryotic stars
Born of celestial dust and lace,
New luminaries to shine,
Will be birthed in space.

5,000 light years away
dusty cocoons bare unborn stars.
Their fate to light the blackness
as our Sun so afar.

The Rosette Cloud
as seen by Hershel's PACS
gave us sight of star seeds,
in the deep, distant black.

*PACS is  Herschel’s Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) Photo credit: File:Embryonic Stars in the Rosette Nebula.jpg


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