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Camouflaged by a Starry Nebula
Camouflaged by a Starry Nebula Camouflaged by a Starry Nebula

The asteroid footprints are harder to see against this swirling nebula, called the Tadpole, located 12,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga. Astronomers use asteroid tracklets to calculate the objects' orbits around our sun. Those red dots are actually dusty stars. Streaks from satellites also appear in this view.
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