View Full Version : Discussion: Infrared Ring Around a Young Star

2003-Aug-28, 09:53 PM
SUMMARY: A new image taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) shows an infrared halo around a nascent star. The image also shows jets of gas emanating from the region and colliding with the surrounding cloud. Although these rings have been theorized before, this is the first time one has actually been seen. The dust in the surrounding cloud is collapsing under its own gravity and will eventually form a true star.

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