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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.

The massive, hot star seemed out of place when astronomers first spotted it in 2006, and now thanks to Hubble, we know why. The misfit, 30 Dor #016, appears to have been ejected from a cluster of even heftier stars, pinging off of them and off into space at tremendous speed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:25 AM | Tags (10) | hubble | misfit | star | mystery | wired | science | space | ejected | astronomy | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.

According to Filipovic, it's important to understand how super planetary nebulae form, particularly as they represent the fate of our Sun. 'This is something that will happen to us in about five billion years from now,' he says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | astronomy | death | research | star |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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