Birth of Star

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It took 4,200 years for the light in these extraordinary images to arrive here, but despite the distance, scientists say the photographs reveal the immense forces unleashed when a star is born. The two images above were snapped 18 years apart, the first with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico in 1996 and the second by an international team of astronomers led by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) last year. This star, officially known as W75N(B)-VLA2, is approximately 300-times brighter and 8-times bigger than our sun. The violet area you see depict super-hot electrified winds that are being ejected by the young star. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an eyesight test starring Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe.

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