Formation of a new star

Formation of a new star

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Credit: JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fourth in a series of 6 artist's impressions illustrating the formation of a new star, such as the Sun. As more & more of the swirling cloud of interstellar dust & gases is drawn by gravity into the central condensation, the protostar becomes more massive & begins to shine more brightly.

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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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