Daily Archives: August 3, 2009

T Tauri Stars

Out in the deep dark recesses of interstellar space lie vast sprawling clouds of molecular gas and dust. You can actually think of them a little bit like rainclouds. As they get denser, they scatter more light. Eventually light becomes … Continue reading

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The Space Tools’ Re-entry

Earth orbit is not a good place to drop your tools. And I have to say, I feel rather sorry for astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, who did exactly that during an EVA during the STS-126 service mission to the space station. … Continue reading

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