Star formation

Star formation

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This image is part of the feature Dancing Newborn Stars

Credit: DANIEL PRICE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Star formation. Supercomputer simulation of an embryonic star, or protostar (centre), in a molecular cloud core, surrounded by a spiralling cloud of gas (white to blue). The image is the product of a supercomputer simulation of a pair of binary stars interacting under a high magnetic field. Over the course of the simulation, the stars have collapsed to form a single entity. Supercomputers help scientists understand how magnetic fields influence star formation. Simulation produced by Daniel Price, Exeter University, UK.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, collapse, cosmology, daniel price, embryonic star, evolution, exeter university, gas, gravity, interaction, magnetic field, molecular cloud, physics, proto star, protostar, science, space, spiral, spiralling, splash, star, star birth, starbirth, stellar formation, supercomputer, supercomputer simulation, universe, visualisation software

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