Astronomers study star formation over period of 18 years

April 2, 2015 6:06 PM

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Astronomers have spent nearly two decades studying the formation of a far-off star classified as W75N(B)-VLA 2, capturing images over an 18 year span of time that offer new insights into star development and formation.

The star, approximately 4,200 light years distant from Earth, has of course long since formed. Light travels at a constant rate, meaning that what we see here on Earth actually occurred 4,200 years in the past, but this still provides excellent opportunities to understanding the mechanics of star fo...

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