Picture of the Day: Stars Near Orion's Sword

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope grabbed this image of the protostars forming near the sword of the constellation Orion, the bright area at the picture's center. Some of these stars will some day be like the sun, some even larger.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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