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38.2 MB (5.4 MB compressed)
3250 x 4109 pixels
27.4 x 34.8 cm ⏐ 10.8 x 13.7 in (300dpi)
JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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