Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

Suicidal planet seems on death spiral into star

Astronomers have found what appears to be a gigantic suicidal planet.The odd, fiery planet is so close to its star and so large that it is triggering tremendous plasma tides on the star. Those powerful tides are in turn warping … Continue reading

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Trifid Nebula: A Massive Star Factory

A new image of the Trifid Nebula, shows just why it is a firm favorite of astronomers, amateur and professional alike. This massive star factory is so named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, and is … Continue reading

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