May 3, 2002
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Normally, a young star gets smaller as its gravity pulls gas and dust in toward its center; the smaller the star gets, the faster it spins. But a scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and her colleagues have found that a significant percentage of adolescent stars do not spin faster as they shrink.
They don't know why, but scientists say some adolescent stars rebel against the norm by spinning more slowly than their peers.
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