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
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
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