ALMA observes the birth of a monster star

Observations of the dark cloud SDC 335.579-0.292 using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA) have given astronomers the best view yet of a monster star in the process of forming. A stellar womb with over 500 times the mass than the Sun has been found and appears as the yellow blob near the centre of this picture. This is the largest ever seen in the Milky Way — and it is still growing. The embryonic star within is hungrily feeding on the material that is racing inwards. It is expected to give birth to a very brilliant star with up to 100 times the mass of the Sun.

This image combines data from ALMA and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

Telif:

ALMA (ESO/NRAJ/NRAO)/NASA/Spitzer/JPL-Caltech/GLIMPSE

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1331a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:10 Temmuz 2013 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1331
Boyut:1225 x 874 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:SDC 335.579-0.292
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Uzaklık:11000 ışık yılı
Constellation:Norma
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):16 31 1.43
Position (Dec):-48° 42' 32.98"
Field of view:6.14 x 4.38 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 21.9° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
Channel 1
3.6 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)
Kırmızı ötesi
Channel 2
4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)
Kırmızı ötesi
Channel 4
8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)
Milimetre
Band 3
3.2 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array