Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA

As a nebula orbits the galaxy events cause parts of it to collapse into bursts of star formation. First it forms the shells of the eggs. Some will never have enough mass to become full-fledged stars. Some are so massive that they explode into a supernova at the moment of birth. After delivery, the newborns scatter out of the nest, and the giant nebula slowly slips back into darkness

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