# Touching the Stars: Using High-resolution 3D Printing to Visualize Stellar Nurseries

@article{Imara2021TouchingTS,
title={Touching the Stars: Using High-resolution 3D Printing to Visualize Stellar Nurseries},
author={Nia Imara and John C. Forbes and James C. Weaver},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
year={2021},
volume={918}
}
• Published 30 July 2021
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Owing to their intricate variable density architecture, and as a principal site of star formation, molecular clouds represent one of the most functionally significant, yet least understood features of our universe. To unravel the intrinsic structural complexity of molecular clouds, here we leverage the power of high-resolution bitmap-based three-dimensional (3D) printing, which provides the opportunity to visualize astrophysical structures in a way that uniquely taps into the human brain's…
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