News tagged with protostars

Young stars flicker amidst clouds of gas and dust

( -- Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The colorful ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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The X-Ray Puzzle of Protostellar Jets

( -- A new star develops by accreting material from a circumstellar disk; both in turn are embedded in a much larger, more nearly spherical envelope of in-falling dust and gas. The protostar is obscured in the ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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Stellar super soaker

Located in the constellation of Perseus and just a mere 750 light years from Earth, a young protostar is very busy spewing forth copious amounts of water. Embedded in a cloud of gas and dust, the hundred thousand year old ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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Want to make planets? Better hurry

Currently, astronomers have two competing models for planetary formation. In one, the planets form in a single, monolithic collapse. In the second, the core forms first and then slowly accretes gas and dust. However, in both ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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