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New theory points to "zombie vortices" as key step in star formation


August 20, 2013

artist concept of a brown dwarf University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proposed a new model that elucidates a key step in star formation. They point to "zombie vortices" as a destabilizing force needed to help protostars accumulate the mass needed to grow into stars. Full Story

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