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Press Release

Release No.: 2005-27For Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2005
How to Build a Big Star
massive star
New observations by the Submillimeter Array show that massive stars much larger than the Sun form by accretion, the same process that formed our Sun. A competing theory suggested that massive stars form when smaller protostars merge to form a single giant star.
Credit: Christine Pulliam (CfA)
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