New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world

Géna Thompson -- Tue, 14/01/2020 - 15:56

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world

The meaning of the term “accretion burst” is expanding. In a rare glimpse at how high-mass stars grow even larger, an astronomer from the North-West University (NWU) has been part of a 15-country research team that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind.

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