ESOcast 102 Light: Dramatic Stellar Fireworks (4K UHD)


Dramatic Stellar Fireworks
To most people, stellar explosions=
supernovae. But the beginning of a star’s life
can be just as dramatic​.
Gravity’s tug can cause groups of
newly-ignited stars to violently collide.
500 years ago, an​ epic clash ​in the Orion
Nebula stellar nursery set off explosive
cosmic fireworks​.
The collision released as much energy as our
Sun emits in 10 million years​.
ALMA snapped this picture of the debris,
rocketing out like spectacular​ streamers of
light.
Produced by ESO, the European Southern
Observatory.
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