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T Tauri Stars

3 Aug 2009, 16:18 UTC
T Tauri Stars
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Out in the deep dark recesses of interstellar space like vast sprawling clouds of molecular gas and dust. You can actually think of them a little bit like rainclouds. As they get denser, they scatter more light. Eventually light becomes unable to penetrate them and they look dark. Just like dark nimbus clouds, these "dark nebulae" then start to condense stars as if they were raindrops. Over millions of years, a patch of this interstellar material condenses enough that it forms a newborn star. A star rather like T Tauri here...(Read more ...)

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