News tagged with protostars

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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Making Massive Stars

( -- Our understanding of star formation leans heavily on observations of stars like the sun, namely, those that are modest in mass and that are born and evolve at a relatively leisurely pace.

dateSep 15, 2009 in Astronomy
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Most stars are born in clusters, some leave 'home'

New modeling studies from Carnegie's Alan Boss demonstrate that most of the stars we see were formed when unstable clusters of newly formed protostars broke up. These protostars are born out of rotating clouds of dust and ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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Baby stars in the Rosette cloud

Herschel's latest image reveals the formation of previously unseen large stars, each one up to ten times the mass of our Sun. These are the stars that will influence where and how the next generation of stars are formed. ...

dateApr 12, 2010 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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