The Swan Nebula Shows The Death And Rebirth Of Superhot Stars

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That silky white gas in this image of the Swan Nebula (also known as the Omega Nebula) is the remains of superhot stars, that bowed their shining heads and died. But it's also the birthplace of brilliant new stars. [ESO]

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crashedpc
crashedpc /sarcasm

How long does it take for a star to form?

Yes, I know I can google that. But I'd rather hear it in more layman's terms.