David Kirkpatrick

June 18, 2010

Beautiful space image — a star is born

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:54 am

Literally. This is an image of the birth of a star

From the link:

Astronomers have glimpsed what could be the youngest known star at the very moment it is being born. Not yet fully developed into a true star, the object is in the earliest stages of star formation and has just begun pulling in matter from a surrounding envelope of gas and dust, according to a new study that appears in the current issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

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