January 17, 2013

Each Star's Fate Is Determined at Birth

Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs


Ah, but what if you did want the scientific view of starlight? After all, it’s through the very stars themselves that we’ve unveiled some of the greatest secrets of the Universe.

But while the stars of the night sky may appear mostly white to you (and very similar to one another), the reality is that they come in a wide variety of colors and intrinsic brightnesses, as this famous photo from the Hubble Space Telescope demonstrates.

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TAGGED: Stars, Stellar Evolution


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