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Arvisp (1626837) writes "Astronomers at the American Ivy League universities discovered the youngest known star in the Perseus star-forming region, about 800 light-years or more than 4700 trillion miles away from the Milky Way. Despite its tiny size, scientists believe they caught the precise moment the star, called L1448-IRS2E, was formed born. It is the most detailed glimpse of a star’s birth to date.
They took an extraordinary image of it using Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope. It has “just begun pulling in matter from a surrounding envelope of gas and dust” and only detected the faint light after it was emitted by the dust surrounding it."

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