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Gluttonous star may hold clues to planet formation

In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk of gas and dust with a sudden voraciousness. During a three-month binge, as matter turned into energy, the star became 100 times brighter, ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Astronomy
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Image: Hubble uncovers a mysterious dwarf galaxy

The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is an irregular dwarf galaxy—as the name suggests, galaxies of this type are a little smaller and messier than their cosmic cousins, ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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T-Tauri Stars

A newborn star typically goes through four stages of adolescence. It begins life as a protostar still enshrouded in its natal molecular cloud, accreting new material and developing a proto-planetary disc. Slowly, stellar ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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