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Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College have discovered and old, evolved star interloping through a youn star-forming region (centre right). Astronomers previously thought that evolved stars cannot encounter young stars ad their planetary systems. The research has shown that enrichment from these retired stars could be a more viable way of heating the early Earth. Illustration created for a press release by the University of Sheffield.
Title: AGB Star
Date: 16 Jul 2023
Client: University of Sheffield
Keywords: Adobe Photoshop, AGB star, dust, enrichment, gas clouds, HII region, Imperial College London, nebulae, press release, proplyd, protoplantetary disc, star formation, stars, University of Sheffield