Astronomers studying a stellar envelope, which was likened to a star's womb, detected signs of a previously unknown force that causes matter to fall toward the object's center about ten times faster than expected. It was discovered that temperatures inside a collapsing bubble can reach 20,000 degrees Kelvin, which is about four times hotter than the surface of the sun. | Harper's Magazine

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Astronomers studying a stellar envelope, which was likened to a star’s womb, detected signs of a previously unknown force that causes matter to fall toward the object’s center about ten times faster than expected. It was discovered that temperatures inside a collapsing bubble can reach 20,000 degrees Kelvin, which is about four times hotter than the surface of the sun.

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Astronomers studying a stellar envelope, which was likened to a star’s womb, detected signs of a previously unknown force that causes matter to fall toward the object’s center about ten times faster than expected. It was discovered that temperatures inside a collapsing bubble can reach 20,000 degrees Kelvin, which is about four times hotter than the surface of the sun.

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