We know we don’t know everything about the first galaxies. Well, the mystery just deepened even further.
Massive stars live fast and die young, making metals along the way.
Filaments in the molecular cloud Serpens South are shuttling gas and dust towards a core of protostars, showing that magnetic fields likely play a role in star formation.
Today’s paper uses FIRE-2 galaxy merger simulations to study star formation during the galaxy-pair stage of interactions.
How important is understanding the impact of stellar environment on stellar birth?
When molecular clouds collide, spectacular things can happen, including star formation!