News tagged with young stars

Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula

( -- 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. As WISE scanned ...

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

( -- 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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The Milky Way's tiny but tough galactic neighbor

In the new ESO image, Barnard's Galaxy glows beneath a sea of foreground stars in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer). At the relatively close distance of about 1.6 million light-years, Barnard's ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Astronomy
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Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?

( -- Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flowing from their natal cocoons in distant galaxies. These distant rivers of stars provide ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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Baby Jupiters must gain weight fast

The planet Jupiter gained weight in a hurry during its infancy. It had to, since the material from which it formed probably disappeared in just a few million years, according to a new study of planet formation around young ...

dateJan 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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Searching for orphan stars amid starbirth fireworks

A new Gemini Observatory image reveals the remarkable "fireworks" that accompany the birth of stars. The image captures in unprecedented clarity the fascinating structures of a gas jet complex emanating from a stellar nursery ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Astronomy
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