July 12, 2012
Paging Don Johnson, White Courtesy Phone Please

Using a bunch of different telescopes scientists have discovered the "heartbeat" of a newborn star. The inelegantly named V1647 is about 1300 light years away, perhaps a million years old, and has an X-ray pulse that "beats" about once a day. It's hoped these observations will help clarify theories on star formation.

Posted by scott at July 12, 2012 02:21 PM

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