News tagged with star formation

A magnified supernova

Supernovae are among astronomers most important tools for exploring the history of the universe. Their frequency allows us to examine how active star formation was, how heavy elements have developed, and the ...

Sep 27, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1

Star formation laws

Take a cloud of molecular hydrogen add some turbulence and you get star formation – that’s the law. The efficiency of star formation (how big and how populous they get) is largely a function of the ...

Sep 26, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 4

An angry bird in the sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope reveals the Lambda Centauri Nebula, a cloud of glowing hydrogen and newborn stars in the constellation of Centaurus ...

Sep 21, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 5 | with audio podcast