Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

Credit: T.A. Rector and B.A. Wolpa, NOAO, AURA, and NSF

This is a false-color image of the star AE Aurigae (bright source of light slightly off center of image) embedded in a region of space containing smoke-like filaments of carbon-rich dust grains, a common phenomenon. It was taken by FUSE, and contributed to the discussion of deuterium abundance in the universe.

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). FUSE studies primordial chemical relics of the Big Bang, from which all the stars, planets and life evolved. FUSE was launched aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket, and lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida on June 24, 1999


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