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ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
« on: April 10, 2017, 03:07:16 PM »
Thought this was really neat and should be posted

http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1711/



Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations of the Orion Nebula complex provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. Astronomers captured these dramatic images of the remains of a 500-year-old explosion as they explored the firework-like debris from the birth of a group of massive stars, demonstrating that star formation can be a violent and explosive process too.
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Re: ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 04:41:52 PM »
Scale?

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Re: ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 05:11:36 PM »
Cool!
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Re: ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 07:43:34 PM »
Scale?

It's astronomy. The scale is therefore "utterly mindboggling".

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Re: ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 07:44:43 PM »
Scale?

It's astronomy. The scale is therefore "utterly mindboggling".
Well, that's an answer...

 

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