Baby star

Astronomers have observed the earliest twinkles ever picked up from a newborn star.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 12, 2004

In Hollywood, a hit movie can make an actor a big star overnight. In outer space, star birth takes a bit longer.

 

Astronomers have now observed what they suggest is a baby star in the process of being born. If they're right, it'll be the earliest twinkles ever picked up from a newborn star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red disc in the center of this infrared image may be the least massive, youngest newborn star ever recorded.

 

The red disc in the center of this infrared image may be the least massive, youngest newborn star ever recorded.

 

Evans, et al./Spitzer

 

Through a telescope in outer space, the object looks like ...

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