Young stars have been captured emitting high-energy gamma rays for the first time

Astronomers have watched a young sun-like star emit high-energy gamma radiation for the first time.

This observation represents the first evidence that this type of low-mass star, called a T. Tauri star surrounded by a disk of gas and dust, can emit gamma radiation. In short, this type of radiation is the most energetic form of light. In the future, these findings may have important implications for our understanding of stars and planetary systems during their formation years.

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