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.
|Evans, et al./Spitzer|
Through a telescope in outer space, the object looks like ...
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