Spitzer Sheds Light on Colony of Baby Stars

As the Spitzer Space Telescope studies the Orion Nebula, it is uncovering a wealth of information about stellar evolution by watching young stars twinkle.

April 2, 2010
12:19 AM EDT
Artist impression of a young star plus surrounding proto-planetary disk. Spitzer is very sensitive to the infrared radiation emitted by the heated dust in these planet-forming systems (NASA)