Images reveal evolution of incipient star

April 3, 2015 2:28 AM

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Two images taken 18 years apart have shown how the flow of ionized wind changes during the star’s earliest evolution.

Two images, obtained 18 years apart, have given astronomers a unique opportunity to study the birth of a massive star as it progresses through its earliest stages. According to a National Radio Astronomy Observatory statement, the observations are of W75N(B)-VLA 2, a massive star about 4200 light-ye...

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