Monday, May 21, 2007

The Infancy of the Stars

Baby Stars Hatching in Orion's Head - Science Blog

Just the words alone have this beautiful ring to them--"baby stars hatching in Orion's head." It sounds perfectly mythological, like Athena and Zeus. It's stories like this one that inspire comic and sci-fi writers. You have new beings erupting into existence through pressure. You have a demi-god birthing the bringers of life out of his own head. New suns in their infancy, waiting to move into adulthood and gain their own planetary systems.


I'm going to eat the world.