Saturday, December 3, 2022

A Star is Being Born

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Earth & Space Science

Ed Hessler 

A star is being born in a dark cloud named L1527, some 460 light years distant, a neighbor in the sense that we share the same cosmos. The cloud itself "is a mere 100,000 years old." A mere youngin'. The star is gaining mass...growing. 

There is also a magnificent classic 6-pointed image of a star which is unidentified.

L1527 is the featured Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) and is visually stunning. Image and explanations here.

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