Aritst's impressions of formation of a new star

Aritst's impressions of formation of a new star

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Credit: JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Third in a series of 6 artist's impressions illustrating the formation of a new star, such as the Sun. The great swirling cloud of interstellar dust & gases begins to contract under its own gravity. The contraction causes it to glow softly. It has become a protostar.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, evolution, formation of, protostar, science, star, star birth, star formation, starbirth, stellar formation, sun, supernova

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