Multi-Star System 800 Light Years Away from Earth Excites Astronomers

February 12, 2015 7:43 PM

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A previously unseen cosmic phenomenon involving the formation of a system with multiple stars has astronomers excited.

The system is said to be 800 light years away from Earth and comprises a young star and three other cold but dense clouds of gas. Astronomers believe the gas clouds are dense enough to form stars in about 40,000 years. The system was observed in the past but details were only available recently than...

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