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.

Héctor 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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