A new map for a birthplace of stars: The Orion A molecular cloud

A Yale University-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth's sun. The maps provide unprecedented detail of the structure of the Orion A molecular cloud, the closest star-forming region of high-mass stars. Orion A hosts a variety of star-forming environments, including dense star clusters similar to the one where Earth's sun is believed to have formed.

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