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Glimpse into a primitive stellar nursery

The first well-resolved images of local-galaxy stellar nurseries that are poor in elements heavier than helium give the best picture yet of the conditions in which stars may have formed in the early Universe. See Letter p.218

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Figure 1: The dwarf galaxy Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte (WLM).

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Leroy, A. Glimpse into a primitive stellar nursery. Nature 525, 195–197 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/525195a

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