Astronomers spot two stars colliding, creating stellar ‘fireworks’ 1,500 light years away

The debris left behind after stars were born in dramatic explosions has been caught on camera.

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (Alma), a group of astronomers has studied the aftermath from an explosive event when two young stars grazed past each other.

Stars form when huge clouds of dust and gas, known as protostars, collapse under their own weight. Thousands of years ago, two protostars in the Orion Molecular Cloud 1 (OMC-1), 1,500 light years away, orbited close to one another.

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