Daily Telescope: A protostar with a stunning protoplanetary disc

Ars Technica » Scientific Method 2024-03-26

FS Tau is a multi-star system.

Enlarge / FS Tau is a multi-star system. (credit: NASA, ESA, K. Stapelfeldt (NASA JPL), G. Kober )

Welcome to the Daily Telescope. There is a little too much darkness in this world and not enough light, a little too much pseudoscience and not enough science. We'll let other publications offer you a daily horoscope. At Ars Technica, we're going to take a different route, finding inspiration from very real images of a universe that is filled with stars and wonder.

Good morning. It's March 26, and today's photo comes from the Hubble Space Telescope. It showcases a very young multi-star system known as FS Tau.

This star system is only about 2.8 million years old. In terms of cosmic time, that is but a blink of the eye. It lies about 450-light-years away from Earth.

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