News tagged with young stars

Dark clouds in space

( -- Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches in the sky seen against the continuous, bright infrared background produced by our galaxy. IRDCs are rich in molecules and relatively dense, cool gas, and they ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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A new(ish) star is born

( -- Researchers have uncovered a new stellar neighbour with the discovery of the closest young star to Earth.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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VLT looks into the eyes of the virgin

( -- ESO's Very Large Telescope has taken a striking image of a beautiful yet peculiar pair of galaxies nicknamed The Eyes. The larger of these, NGC 4438, was once a spiral galaxy but has become badly deformed ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Scientists discover 10 new planets

A total of 10 new planets have been unearthed by an international team of scientists, and one of these is orbiting a star just a few tens of millions years old.

dateJul 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Understanding stellar birth using old star clusters

It is now known that most, if not all, of the stars in our Galaxy were born in star clusters. These spherical groupings contain anywhere from a few tens to several million members all milling about under the influence of ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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The Chandra Carina complex project

( -- The Great Nebula in the constellation of Carina is a massive star-forming complex located about 7.5 thousand light-years away. The main star in the complex, Eta Carinae, shines brightly in the southern sky. ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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