T Tauri Stars
March 17, 2003
With ground-based optical follow-up observations of unidentified ROSAT All-Sky Survey sources, several hundred new T Tauri stars have been identified based on Halpha emission and Lithium absorption. T Tauri stars are young (at most a few million years old) bright stars still partially wrapped in the cloud of dust and gas where they were created.
Topics: Environment, Taurus constellation, Astronomy, Stars, Herbig Ae/Be star, Herbig–Haro object, ROSAT, Star, T Tauri, Star types, T Tauri stars, Star formation