Friday, August 24, 2012

Are stars still being formed?

Yesterday we went into space (vicariously) and saw the earth from relatively close up through a window in the Space Station.

We did not look at the stars during that trip.

But, since we are on the subject of space, let's think about a recent report in the news about stars being formed.

Seems that a recent news report says that "Scientists have found a cosmic supermom … that gives birth to more stars in a day that ours does in a year…"

At least that is what the report says.

But, is this correct?

Are stars still being formed?

Or are the Scientists seeing something that is not really star formation but interpreting it as star formation?


Well, interestingly, a very short and easy to understand article, titled "What do they really see", has been posted discussing this topic.

I think you will find it very interesting.  HERE"S THE LINK