European Southern Observatory Captures Starbirth

A Star is Born Credit : ESO

A Star is Born
Credit : ESO

From the European Southern Observatory:

“Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have obtained a vivid close-up view of material streaming away from a newborn star. By looking at the glow coming from carbon monoxide molecules in an object called Herbig-Haro 46/47 they have discovered that its jets are even more energetic than previously thought. The very detailed new images have also revealed a previously unknown jet pointing in a totally different direction.”

The complete release is here.

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