Feb 10

After all it seems size doesn't matter

Source: Universe Today

Artist's impression of stellar formation.

Astronomers have managed to peer past obscuring dust clouds to gain their first peek at the gestation of a massive proto-star W33A which is about 12,000 light years away within the Sagittarius constellation.

There has been a standing debate in astronomical circles about whether or not massive stars form in the same way as smaller stars. The issue has been hampered by a lack of observational data on just how massive stars form – as they develop so quickly they are generally only seen in an already fully formed state when they pop out of the obscuring dust clouds of their stellar nursery. (read more)

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