Pretty baby

Young star rockets out matter that glows

By Ashley Yeager, 13:00 PM August 27, 2013


New images (one shown) of a young star suggest that its ejecting material much faster and with more energy than previously thought for this star. ESO/ALMA ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Arce; Acknowledgements: Bo Reipurth



New images of a young star show that as it's been bursting to life, it’s also been ejecting material. As this gas slams into a surrounding gas cloud, it causes its neighborhood to glow. A new analysis find that the jets of material this star is spewing move much faster and have more energy than previously thought.


H├ęctor Arce at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and his coworkers, observed the baby’s fireworks using two telescopes in Chile. One is a radio telescope known as ALMA (an ab...

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