Astronomers witness formation of massive star over 18 years

April 4, 2015 9:47 AM

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Washington: Astronomers observed formation of a massive star, called W75N(B)-VLA 2, over the period of 18 years.

Pair of images of a young star, made 18 years apart, has revealed a dramatic difference that is providing astronomers with a unique, "real-time' look at how massive stars develop in the earliest stages of their formation.

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