An expanding bubble of ionised gas gives rise to star birth
Of supernova remnants and stellar nurseries in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Hubble peers into the heart of the Lagoon Nebula
Glowing stellar nurseries in a web of cosmic filaments
A vast star-forming region as seen by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory shows a tangled web of filaments with embedded hot spots where stars are being born. Observations of such filaments indicate a common process is at work to generate such filaments — and stars — from the interstellar medium.
Astronomers identify a young heavyweight star in the Milky Way
Researchers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light-years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed. This star, already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun, is still in the process of gathering material from its parent molecular cloud, and may be even more massive when it finally reaches adulthood.