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Vacancies made by dying stars have been discovered in our galaxy's interstellar gas

Vacancies made by dying stars have been discovered in our galaxy’s interstellar gas

It often feels like when people die, they leave a void behind. When it comes to massive stars, it happens to be physically true. A new analysis of the weak gas that drifts between the stars in the Milky Way galaxy has revealed the imprint of bubbles that expand into space when a massive star …

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schematic view of the history of the accretion disk and the intruding object

A massive protostellar disk found in the center of the Milky Way

Accretion disks, also known as “protostellar disks”, are key components in star formation. These disks continuously feed gas into protostars from the environment. In this sense, they are star cradles where stars are born and raised. Recently, a team of astronomers reported the discovery of a massive protostellar disk in The center of the Milky …

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