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ESA’s Herschel infrared space telescope has made an unexpected discovery: a dark hole in space. The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process. A cloud of bright reflective gas known to astronomers as NGC 1999 sits next to a black patch of sky. For most of the 20th century, such black patches have been known to be dense clouds of dust and gas that block light from passing through.

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...we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units... As we penetrate into matter, nature...appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. ~ Fritjof Capra "Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars." -- Slavic saying