Earth and Space

Viral star birth

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

Star formation in nebulae can be contagious. When large stars are formed in a nebula, the intense radiation produced can compress the surrounding gas and cause the formation of more stars. The shockwave resulting from a supernova can also trigger the collapse of gas in a nebula and seed the formation of new stars.


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