Quadruple Star Babies Found in Cosmic Womb

February 11, 2015 6:08 PM

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Quadruple Star Babies Found in Cosmic Womb

A large-scale image by the Herschel telescope shows the dust of the Perseus star-forming region (in blue). The red and green regions are dense areas where scientists say they have identified one star and three soon-to-be stars that belong to the same family.

For the first time, a litter of four infant star siblings have been seen gestating in the belly of a gas cloud. Researchers say the finding supports the theory that most stars do not begin their lives alone.

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