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W5 Star Forming Region (Spitzer Space Telescope - NASA/JPL)

W5 Star Forming Region (Spitzer Space Telescope - NASA/JPL)

W5 STAR FORMING REGION

An interactive guided tour designed and built for Microsoft Research's WorldWide Telescope


W5: Multigenerational Star Formation takes viewers through a multi-wavelength guided tour of the W5 star-forming region, in the constellation Cassiopeia. As part of summer research conducted at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), I interviewed astrophysicists Lori Allen and Xavier Koenig and wrote a script based on their research, as well as an interactive, general-audience tour, hosted on the online observatory WorldWide Telescope.

View the full tour below, or within the WorldWide Telescope HTML5 web client.