Protostars aren’t quite stars yet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important in stellar evolution. Today’s paper looks at the magnetic field across the different regions in a protostar.
We sit down with Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, the 236th AAS Meeting’s Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer to discuss her quest to find life on other planets using the information we know about our own.
This hot and massive star is blowing a bubble of ionized Hydrogen, which forms spider web-like filaments of material that may be the catalyst for forming other massive stars.
Sorting the Sombrero galaxy into a galaxy classification is difficult to do, but new evidence suggests that like Harry Potter, the Sombrero galaxy may fit into more than one category.
Molecular clouds act as stellar nurseries, creating environments for stars to form. However, according to polarimetry measurements of OMC-1’s magnetic field, there’s an explosion going on that would disrupt any lullaby.