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Public Stargazing Event: Star Formation

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Using infrared technology, the Spitzer Space Telescope (built by NASA and launched in 2003), has been photographing the Milky Way in the Galactic Legacy Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire.GLIMPSE has allowed both scientists and citizens to see everything from galaxies at the edge of the observable universe to "yellow balls," star-forming regions named for their color and shape.

Learn about yellow balls, bubbles and more during a lecture and stargazing event presented by the Boise State University Department of Physics and Dr. Katie Devine, a Professor of Physics at College of Idaho who studies astronomical formations identified in GLIMPSE.

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