I have a new article posted on my Guardian Across the Universe blog:
"Stars and planets form in clouds of dust and gas called nebulae. One of the nearest is the Orion Nebula. This new image has been taken at infrared wavelengths and sees more deeply into the nebula than ever before.
Peering through the veils of dust and gas, it reveals not just stars but many more planetary mass objects than expected.
Lead scientist Holger Drass, Astronomisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, says, “Our result feels to me like a glimpse into a new era of planet and star formation science." ...”
Read the full story here.