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Spitzer website: Spitzer Sees Crystal 'Rain' in Outer Clouds of Infant Star

26 May 2011, 17:11 UTC
Spitzer website: Spitzer Sees Crystal 'Rain' in Outer Clouds of Infant Star NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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