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Cosmic feast

Low-mass stars form through a process known as disk accretion, eating up material that orbits in a disk around them. It turns out that the same mechanism also describes the formation of more massive stars.

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Figure 1: An accretion-induced outburst in a high-mass YSO triggering light-echoes.


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