Star Birth Captured by Giant Radio Telescope

A radio telescope in Chile has captured views of a baby star lighting up an interstellar cloud with jets of gas streaking through deep space.


The ALMA radio telescope, a joint project between North America, Europe and Asia, recorded these star birth images. They show the nascent star about 1,400 light-years from Earth unleashing material at nearly 84,477 mph (144,000 km/h), which then crashes into surrounding gas, causing it to glow.

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