The canonical picture of star formation involves disk-mediated accretion, with Keplerian accretion disks and associated bipolar jets primarily observed in nearby, low-mass young stellar objects (YSOs), Nature said, Report informs.

At a distance of 50 kpc, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a convenient environment for searching for the extragalactic counterparts of the accreting MYSOs known in the Milky Way. For example, there is the recent detection of subparsec-scale molecular outflows, as well as the discovery of HH 1177, a collimated bipolar jet driven by an MYSO.