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Baby star seen eating 'space hamburger'

By Xinhua ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-04-21 07:19:28

WASHINGTON - For the first time, researchers say they have captured a clear image of a baby star eating what looks like a dusty "space hamburger".

This new image, captured with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile and described Wednesday in the US journal Science Advances, confirmed the formation of a disk of gas and dust around a new star.

"The disk is nearly edge-on and has a radius of about 60 AUs (astronomical unit)," Chin-Fei Lee, a researcher at Taipei-based Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and colleagues said in a statement.

Baby star seen eating 'space hamburger'

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