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Stellar Flair

It’s funny… With all the crazy things to observe out there in the Universe, like galactic mergers, gravitational lenses, relativistic jets and extrasolar planets, a lot of people seem to forget about stars. Perhaps ironically, seeing as stars are essentially … Continue reading

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Chromospheric Frolics

If I’m perfectly honest, I was procrastinating instead of revising (old habits are hard to break) when I found this video. It’s taken by JAXA’s Hinode spacecraft, one of the satellites currently trained on the Sun. The dancing wisps are … Continue reading

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Baby Pictures…

It seems somehow humbling… This is an image of a baby star. Isn’t it cute? It’s name is L1157 and it’s only a few thousand years old, which in star terms is practically newborn. Young stellar objects like this one … Continue reading

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Stellar Mood Swings

Seeing as my spare time has been spent reading up about stars and stellar phenomena, this seemed appropriate. NASA’s photo of the day (in negative here) is of the Solar cycle. Over a period of roughly 11 years, the Sun … Continue reading

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How stars are born…

I was scouting about on the internet to find more information about young stars and star formation (largely because I think it would be useful for me to know) and I stumbled upon this video! Watch it with sound if … Continue reading

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It’s a baby star. It’s still in it’s stellar nursery and isn’t fully grown yet.It’s an interesting little thing, too…Actually, I lie. It’s a close binary pair. Twins, if you will. Incidentally, both of them show up as the big … Continue reading

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