T - T-Tauri The young star will produce strong winds in the...

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T-Tauri The young star will produce strong winds in the T-Tauri stage, named after the prototype star in the constellation Taurus. These strong winds eject much of the surrounding cocoon gas and dust. The winds are constrained to flow preferentially along the rotation axes by the disk of dust and gas. With most of the cocoon gas blown away, the forming star itself becomes visible to the outside for the first time. The HST images below show jets shooting out from three young stars. The disk around one star is seen in the top left frame. Select the image to get an enlarged view in another window. The scale in the bottom left corner of each frame represents 150 billion kilometers, or 1,000 times the distance between Earth and the Sun (over twelve times Pluto's entire orbit; courtesy of Space Telescope Science Institute ). Main Sequence Eventually the star becomes stable because hydrostatic equilibrium has been established. The star settles down to spend about 90% of its life as a main sequence
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