Loneliest young star seen by Spitzer and WISE

PHYS.org - Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendous growth spurt.

Chris Britt, postdoctoral researcher at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and colleagues were examining infrared images of the same area taken with NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), they realized this object has a lot of warm dust around it, which must have been heated by an outburst.

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