Science: Infant Stars?

In 1947 Astronomer George H. Herbig of Lick Observatory took a photograph of a small area in the Orion nebula, which is 1,600 light years (9,600 trillion miles) away from the earth. It showed three faint stars embedded in a cloud of dust and gas. At last week's Dublin meeting of the International Astronomical Union, Dr. Herbig displayed a recent picture of the same region. The picture showed five stars, two of which may be newborn. The light from the new stars, of course, took 1,600 years to reach the earth, so the stars were actually born about the same time...

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