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Four different - and spectacular - views into a stellar nursery

1 Apr 2019, 13:00 UTC
Four different - and spectacular - views into a stellar nursery NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. A. Gutermuth (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

If you’ve ever been a parent, then when your kid was a newborn you’re aware of bipolar outflow, whether you know the term or not. It’s when you have two streams of matter (it can be in various states, and oh boy can it be) ejected from a single object in opposite directions.

For a new parent it’s unpleasant (it’s unclear in many cases how it is for the baby), but in other circumstances it can be beautiful.

Like, when the newborn is a baby star. Behold!

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