Stars might be forming much faster than expected, new study suggests

Stars might be born much faster than previously expected, a new study by scientists using China’s huge radio super telescope has found. 

Chinese astronomers used the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the largest radio-telescope in the world, to probe the magnetic field inside a molecular cloud called Lynds 1544. Located in the Taurus constellation, some 450 light-years away from Earth, Lynds 1544 is a fascinating region as it appears right on the brink of producing a star