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A Cosmic Pretzel

4 Oct 2019, 08:00 UTC
A Cosmic Pretzel ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Alves et al.

Astronomers using ALMA have obtained an extremely high-resolution image showing two disks in which young stars are growing, fed by a complex pretzel-shaped network of filaments of gas and dust. Observing this remarkable phenomenon sheds new light on the earliest phases of the lives of stars and helps astronomers determine the conditions in which binary stars are born.

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