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Close-up Movie Shows Hidden Details in the Birth of Super-suns
November 16, 2009
A new high-resolution time-lapse movie reveals the process of massive star formation with radio images a thousand times sharper and more detailed than any previously obtained. The movie shows that massive stars form like their smaller siblings, with disk accretion and magnetic fields playing crucial roles.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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