Star Power

Stunning images of nearby galaxies show how stars are formed: Look

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FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO

How do stars form? It’s a question that’s fascinated researchers for a long time.

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Today, we know that clouds of gas give birth to stars, but the early stages of formation are still a mystery.

That’s why it helps to capture images of stars when they’re young, so researchers can better understand their chemical composition and how they develop.