News tagged with formation of stars

Making massive stars

How do massive stars form? Stars with more than about eight times as much mass as the sun are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Although they live only hundreds of millions of years, they are much hotter ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Exotic galaxy reveals tantalizing tale

( -- A galaxy with a combination of characteristics never seen before is giving astronomers a tantalizing peek at processes they believe played key roles in the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies early ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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Making a spectacle of star formation in Orion

( -- Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its ...

dateJun 30, 2011 in Astronomy
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