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Radio telescopes team up to unveil hundreds of protostars in Orion

1 month ago   |   By Astronomy Now

The ALMA and VLA radio telescope teamed up to observe more than 300 infant suns and their protoplanetary disks in the vast Orion Molecular Cloud. In this sample, ALMA reveals the outer disc structure of young systems while the VLA shows the inner discs and infant stars. Image: ALMA , J. Tobin; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello
Most of the stars in the universe are accompanied by planets. These planets are born in rings of dust and gas, called protoplanetary disks. Even very young stars are surrounded by these disks. Astronomers want to know exactly when these disks start to form, and what they...
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