thenewenlightenmentage:

‘Hungry Twin’ Stars Gobble Their First Meals
Jan. 31, 2013 — Just-forming stars, like growing babies, are always hungry and must “feed” on huge amounts of gas and dust from dense envelopes surrounding them at birth. Now a team of astronomers including Robert Gutermuth, a University of Massachusetts Amherst expert in imaging data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, reports observing an unusual “baby” star that periodically emits infrared light bursts, suggesting it may be twins, that is, a binary star. The discovery is reported this month in Nature.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

‘Hungry Twin’ Stars Gobble Their First Meals

Jan. 31, 2013 — Just-forming stars, like growing babies, are always hungry and must “feed” on huge amounts of gas and dust from dense envelopes surrounding them at birth. Now a team of astronomers including Robert Gutermuth, a University of Massachusetts Amherst expert in imaging data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, reports observing an unusual “baby” star that periodically emits infrared light bursts, suggesting it may be twins, that is, a binary star. The discovery is reported this month in Nature.

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monsternist:

anaeolist:


I love the slightly crazed look Bones has in his eyes like 100% of the time



#permanently on the lookout for an outbreak of andorian shingles

monsternist:

anaeolist:

I love the slightly crazed look Bones has in his eyes like 100% of the time

captainshaythegreat:

oh my god thE OUTFIT

captainshaythegreat:

oh my god thE OUTFIT

raktajino-hot:

jimcardassian:

au where flagrant xenophobia is sufficient grounds for dismissal from starfleet

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teroknortailor:

startrek-e:

Look you guys
It’s the original Little Baby Pavel
He’s adorable

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teroknortailor:

startrek-e:

Look you guys

It’s the original Little Baby Pavel

He’s adorable

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

astronomicalwonders:

NGC 922
image from: HubbleSite.org
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astronomicalwonders:

NGC 922

image from: HubbleSite.org

for more wonders of the universe follow: AstronomicalWonders.tumblr.com

emotionavenger:

TYPOGRAPHY CHALLENGE: Day 13: Use your favorite color in a graphic

emotionavenger:

TYPOGRAPHY CHALLENGE: Day 13: Use your favorite color in a graphic

tapejarascience:

 The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble   Credit:  ESA, Hubble, NASA
 Explanation:  How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created? At the nebula’s center is an aging binary star system that surely powers the nebula but does not, as yet, explain its colors. The unusual shape of the Red Rectangle is likely due to a thick dust torus which pinches the otherwise spherical outflow into tip-touching cone shapes. Because we view the torus edge-on, the boundary edges of the cone shapes seem to form an X. The distinct rungs suggest the outflow occurs in fits and starts. The unusual colors of the nebula are less well understood, however, and current speculation holds that they are partly provided by hydrocarbon molecules that may actually be building blocks for organic life. The Red Rectangle nebula lies about 2,300 light years away towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The nebula is shown above in unprecedented detail as captured recently by the Hubble Space Telescope. In a few million years, as one of the central stars becomes further depleted of nuclear fuel, the Red Rectangle nebula will likely bloom into a planetary nebula.

tapejarascience:

The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble
Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA

Explanation: How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created? At the nebula’s center is an aging binary star system that surely powers the nebula but does not, as yet, explain its colors. The unusual shape of the Red Rectangle is likely due to a thick dust torus which pinches the otherwise spherical outflow into tip-touching cone shapes. Because we view the torus edge-on, the boundary edges of the cone shapes seem to form an X. The distinct rungs suggest the outflow occurs in fits and starts. The unusual colors of the nebula are less well understood, however, and current speculation holds that they are partly provided by hydrocarbon molecules that may actually be building blocks for organic life. The Red Rectangle nebula lies about 2,300 light years away towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The nebula is shown above in unprecedented detail as captured recently by the Hubble Space Telescope. In a few million years, as one of the central stars becomes further depleted of nuclear fuel, the Red Rectangle nebula will likely bloom into a planetary nebula.