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Watch the beating heart of a newborn star


 
Inside a young star’s accretion disc
 
 
6 July 2012
 
Watch the fascinating behaviour of a young Sun-like star spinning super fast and spewing out hot plasma. It was possible for scientists to study this star thanks to the combined X-ray vision of three space telescopes, including ESA’s XMM-Newton.
 
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Credits: ESA - C. Carreau