News tagged with protostars

A new telescope probes a young protostar

(Phys.org) —IRAS 16293-2922B is a very young star – a protostar - perhaps only about ten thousand years old. Slightly smaller in mass than our Sun, it is still deeply embedded in its surrounding natal ...

dateApr 03, 2013 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 ...

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. ...

dateMay 24, 2011 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 ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Astronomy
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