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Not the exploding supernovas, but a stellar wind might be the cause of lesser new star formations. Astronomers from Leiden University have discovered that the stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula prevents more stars from forming in the immediate vicinity. They made the discovery with data from the SOFIA observatory. The research result was published in Nature.

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