Star Formation

A.I. Finds a New Way to Build Multiple-Star Systems

Over over 50% of high mass stars reside in multiple star systems. But due to their complex orbital interactions, physicists…

14 hours ago

Molecular Clouds Have Long Lives By Constantly Reassembling Themselves

Astronomers have recently discovered that giant clouds of molecular hydrogen, the birthplace of stars, can live for tens of millions…

1 week ago

Astronomers Spot an Orphaned Protostar

Astronomers have performed an impressive suite of observations at multiple wavelengths of the same system, dubbed the HH 24 complex.…

3 weeks ago

It’s Feeding Time For This Baby Star in Orion

Young protostars are wrapped in what could be called a womb of gas and dust. The gas and dust nearest…

2 months ago

Baby Gas Giants Cast Shadows on Their Siblings

A team of astronomers has caught glimpses of gas giants forming around a very young star. The nascent giants are…

2 months ago

Hubble Sees a Dense Cloud of Gas and Dust That’s About to Become a Star

The process of star birth begins in a shroud of gas and dust. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) excels in showing…

3 months ago

The Latest JWST Image Shows a Star in the Earliest Stage of Formation

What's the most exciting thing about the James Webb Space Telescope? The stunning images? The completion of its torturous path…

3 months ago

Too Many Supernovae Can Slow Star Formation in a Galaxy

Interstellar winds are powerful agents of change. For one thing, they can interrupt or shut down the process of star…

3 months ago

Another Version of the Pillars of Creation from Webb

The hits just keep on streaming back to Earth from James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This time, arriving to help…

3 months ago

Hubble Looks at Newly Forming Stars in a Stellar Nursery

When we look at images of star birth regions, they look both placid and active at the same time. That's…

3 months ago