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The Violent End Stage of Star Formation

With gradient colors and radiating patterns, the incredible images from the Hubble Telescope can often seem tranquil, but this SpaceRip video from the European Southern Observatory’s ESOcast reveals what’s really happening in these colorful bursts:

EsoCast showcases a new Hubble image of a giant cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by a bright young star. The image shows how violent the end stages of the star formation process can be, with the young object shaking up its stellar nursery…

Despite the celestial colors of this picture, there is nothing peaceful about this scene. A young star, named S106 IR, is being born at the heart of the nebula. In the violent final stages of its formation, the star is ejecting material at high speed, violently disrupting the gas and dust…

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