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Q&A: Normal Stars, White Dwarf Stars, and Star Clusters

Q: How do scientists detect the birth of a star?


A:
The process of star formation is too slow for scientists to really say they can see the birth of a star, but scientists have been able to observe many of the earliest stages in the life of a star, by looking at regions containing dense clouds of dust and gas, and clusters of young stars that have already formed from the gas. These star forming regions can be

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