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Lonely planets, Martian tracks and charred Soyuz - in pictures

Our pick of last month's images includes a planet floating untethered in space, cryptic rover tracks on Mars and a Soyuz capsule scorched during re-entry
Richard Adams
Richard Adams • 2 years ago

This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the centre of the image. To the north of the nebula is a dark filamentary cloud of cold dust and gas over five light years long, containing ruby red protostars that jewel the hilt of Orion's sword Photograph: Spitzer Space Telescope/Nasa

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