Contact: Kendra Snyder
American Museum of Natural History
Caption: This false-color Very Large Array image of the ionized gas in the star forming region Sgr B2 Main was used to detect small but significant changes in brightness of several of the sources. The spots and filaments in this image are regions of ionized gas around massive stars. The changes in brightness detected support a model that could solve a 30-year-old question in high mass star formation.
Credit: NRAO/Agnes Scott College
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