4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion

4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion This Universe of full of so many incredible phenomena occurring nearly every day that it comes as little surprise to find that a lot of us are fascinated by space and what happens there. Because of this, we’ve made a list of 4 Cool Facts about Starlight and Fusion for you! Starlight and Fusion Fact #4: Fusion Reactions The Sun is the perfect medium for fusion reactions. Nuclear
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4 Cool Facts about Shooting Stars

4 Cool Facts about Shooting Stars Twinkle, twinkle, little star… Can you imagine something you have or own that has been around since the cavemen? There are few things that we share in common, even with the dinosaurs, but one thing remains the same; a shooting star has always and will always look the same and as beautiful as you could ever imagine. Once in a while we’ve gotten lucky and have been amazed and
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Andromeda Galaxy and Star Birth

In a recent study, Astronomers took over 8,000 images of 2,753 star clusters, covering 61,600 light years across and containing 117,000,000 stars in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Needless to say, it was a pretty big picture. The width of the picture spanned across 362,123,322,988,110,236 miles. However, that’s not an entirely comprehensive picture of the Andromeda Galaxy. It’s pretty darn impressive though, but the Andromeda Galaxy is 220,000 light years across, so this sample is only a little more than
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Life Cycle of a Massive Star

Stars are easily one of the most exciting things in all of space, possibly only second to one of the most intriguing and exciting phenomena in all of Astronomy; black holes! As we’ve been reviewing in this series about the life cycle of stars, no matter their size, shape, location or astronomical genetics; they have very similar lives. It’s their deaths that differentiate them from one another. In the life cycle of average stars (ones roughly the same size as
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Life Cycle of a Big Star

Stars are such a beautiful and amazing part of the Universe. Who doesn’t look up into the night’s sky and wonder about these little specks of light shining in the dark voids of space? Since the dawn of man, we’ve been observing, recording, plotting and exploring the stars and wonders in the sky.     Stars are such an important part of the Universe, stars of all sizes; small, average, big and even massive stars. If
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Life Cycle of an Average Star

The life cycle of an average star, or any star for that matter, is such an exciting and mysterious thing – it can’t help but invoke curiosity and wonder. For an average human, life begins, takes place and ends over the course of 80 to 100 years, if you’re lucky. For our brains, that’s completely comprehensible, but as you think about objects with longer life spans, it can become difficult to put into perspective. For an
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The Types of Stars in Astronomy

Mankind has been looking up into the heavens since the dawn of time, until recent times, we knew very little about the world around us and even less about the lights in the night’s sky. Many civilizations have cataloged the lights they observed at night, some even understanding the differences between stars and planets. Mapping stellar locations, movements and even describing their levels of brightness was essential for the evolution of understanding the types of stars in astronomy.
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Giant Molecular Clouds – The Stellar Nursery

Giant Molecular Clouds are the birth place of stars. They’re often referred to as stellar nurseries and even the giver’s of life. Without these amazing and awesome occurrences in space; there’d be no stars, no planets, no solar systems and no life. Sorry, humans. Sorry, E.T. Sorry, Mr. Spock. What Are Giant Molecular Clouds Made of? Molecular Clouds are a type of interstellar clouds which depending on their density and size, can create and give birth
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What’s the Biggest Star in the Universe

The age old question of does size matter really comes to life when thinking about it in terms of stars. When you’re wondering what the biggest star in the universe is, you have to understand how to envision its scale. Our brains can’t even begin to conceive what this scale of size is like, largely because we don’t think in this scale or interact with objects of these sizes in our daily lives. Imagine the
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