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Institute of Astronomy
The University of Tokyo



Apr 20, 2005 PRESS RELEASE
Silhouette Reveals Hidden Shape of Young Star's Envelope
Detailed new images of the starbirth nursery in the Omega Nebula (M17) have revealed a multi component structure in the envelope of dust and gas surrounding a very young star. The stellar newborn, called M17-SO1, has a flaring torus of gas and dust, and thin conical shells of material above and below the torus.