The Milky Way Project Talk

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  • suelaine by suelaine

    What is the bright round object in the bottom right.


  • gwolfchase by gwolfchase scientist

    It is a candidate Young Stellar Object. A young stellar object (YSO) is an "embryonic" or "infant" star that is still gathering matter from a surrounding cloud of gas and dust. In these images, these objects appear like very bright "red" stars. The "red" comes from the dusty envelope surrounding the infant star.