Protostar Blazes Bright, Reshaping Its Stellar Nursery

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Credit: (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Inside the Cats\'s Paw Nebula, as seen in an infrared image from NASA\'s Spitzer Space Telescope (left), ALMA discovered that an infant star is undergoing an intense growth spurt, shining nearly 100 brighter than before and reshaping its stellar nursery (right).

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-protostar-outburst/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Image Type
Collage
Object Name
Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
5,500 light years
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Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Cats Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Credits
(NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
5,500
Redshift
5,500
Reference Url
http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-protostar-outburst/
Type
Collage
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Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
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Coordinate Frame
Equinox
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-05-04T17:11:20-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
5,500 light years