Be­yond the stars

EURO­PEAN SOUTH­ERN OB­SER­VA­TORY 1 DE­CEM­BER 2014

Sky at Night Magazine - - EYE ON THE SKY -

Amid this stel­lar can­vas of the Milky Way within Scor­pius is a dense or­ange cloud, and right at its heart is a very young star 15 times more mas­sive than our Sun. As­tronomers have ob­served this star drawing ma­te­rial in from its sur­round­ings, con­trary to all pre­vi­ous the­o­ries that would ex­pect its pow­er­ful ra­di­a­tion to push ma­te­rial away.

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