Astronomers find tremendous changes in the formation of a young star over 18 years

April 4, 2015 4:49 PM

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Images of a young star system taken 18 years apart have revealed tremendous changes, giving astronomers a unique perspective on stars at the earliest stage of their formation.

Using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico, astronomers studied a young star catalogued as W75N(B)-VLA 2 located 4200 light-years from Earth. They were able to gauge the star’s progress by comparing images taken in 2014 with earlier VLA records of the...

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