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30 May 1997
Vol 276, Issue 5317

About The Cover

Collage of stellar birth (lower three panels) and death (upper two panels) related to the special section beginning on 1350 (and the News story on 1336). Clockwise from upper left: Supernova SN 1987A (see Chevalier, 1374), planetary nebula NGC 7009 (see Weinberger and Kerber, 1382), the young star Ori 182-413 within a cloud (see O'Dell and Beckwith, 1355), the young star HH 30 (ibid.), and b Pictoris (P. Kalas and D. Jewitt). The background is a synthesized color image of the x-ray sky around Orion (Röntgen X-ray Satellite image from Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Germany, K. Dennerl, W. Voges, R. Neuhäuser). See 1391 for more details.