News tagged with young stars

Chandra finds evidence for stellar cannibalism

Evidence that a star has recently engulfed a companion star or a giant planet has been found using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The likely existence of such a "cannibal" star provides new insight into ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Astronomy
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Making massive stars

Massive stars -- those with more than about eight times the mass of the sun -- are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Much hotter and more luminous than the sun, they live only hundreds of ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Image: The Heart of a Rose

(PhysOrg.com) -- This composite image shows the Rosette star formation region, located about 5,000 light years from Earth.

dateSep 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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Exoplanet caught on the move (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Only 12 million years old, or less than three-thousandths of the age of the Sun, Beta Pictoris is 75% more massive than our parent star. It is located about 60 light-years away towards the ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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Herschel finds a hole in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Herschel infrared space telescope has made an unexpected discovery: a hole in space. The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process.

dateMay 11, 2010 in Astronomy
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Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have their eyes on a hot group of young stars, watching their every move like the paparazzi. A new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the bustling star-making ...

dateApr 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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Pin-pointing water in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Water is regarded as a key ingredient for life - and water exists plenty in the universe. Now scientists have found the precious element in a disk around a young star, similar to our Sun. ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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Orion in a New Ligh (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by ESO’s new VISTA survey telescope. The telescope’s huge field of view can show the full splendour of the ...

dateFeb 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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X-Ray Emission from Young Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- The star TW Hydrae is located about 150 light-years from earth in the direction of the constellation of Hydrae, the Water Snake. This star is relatively young -- at about 10 million years ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Astronomy
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