View Full Version : Glimpse at the Envelope of a Young Star

2005-Sep-07, 03:46 PM
SUMMARY: Japanese astronomers have used the 8.2m Subaru Telescope to get detailed images of the envelope of gas and dust surrounding a very young star in M17. This envelope extends in a symmetrical butterfly shape about 150 times the size of our Solar System. This image hints at the process of how matter streams into the protostellar disc during early formation of a new star.

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