Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Massive Star Forms by Absorption, Not Collison
From Scientific American science news September 27, 2006:
"Astronomers have captured the strongest evidence yet that the growth of high-mass stars occurs by the rapid absorption of hot gas and not by the collision of several smaller stars. Researchers observed a young high-mass star that seems to be pulling in a rotating disk of gas and spraying some of that gas outward in jets, as modeling predicts." Read more at Scientific American.com
Image: M. BELTRÁN AND L. CARBONARO
Two relatively new books in the library provide background information:
From Dust to Stars by Norbert Shulz
and The Origin of Stars by Michael D. Smith. Read all about it!