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Star Devouring a Planet

How Massive can a Star be?

... stars, which have less than a tenth as much gas as our own Sun, to giant stars like Betelgeuse, with masses of ... planet like Jupiter, rather than a star that produces its own light. At the opposite end of the mass spectrum, if a gas ...

The Milky Way

Fact Impact - The Milky Way

... around 400 billion stars Many of them suns like our own, surrounded by their own planetary systems. The Milky Way is shaped like two fried ...

Mercury (artisits impression of)

Mercury's May Transit: Why do we care?

... study these exoplanets? Carole - We need to understand our own environment and, particularly, what we're doing to our own environment. One of the ways we can get insight in that ...

Solar storm impacting the Earth's Magnetosphere - RAL Space

Radiation shields in space

... with you. Chris - So, you have a spacecraft which has its own magnetic field. It's generating a bit like the Earth's ... the moon doesn't have an overall magnetic field of its own. It would appear that for the eons that it is being ...

Laser-Powered Fusion

... confines itself. Ginny -   So, you're kind of using its own expansion to squeeze it together. Kate -   That's ...

Figure 1: The Andromeda Galaxy

The ALMA Telescope, Solar Orbiter, Autistic Mice and Chivalrous Crickets.

... first whilst they waited outside, increasing their own risk of predation and putting their own lives at risk. But as a reward, these males got to mate ...

An adult male chicken, the rooster has a prominent fleshy crest on his head called a comb and hanging flaps of skin on either side under his beak called wattles.

Clock-a-doodle-doo

... crowing, is under the control of the rooster's own body clock. So, more accurately, we should be talking ...

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Why Earth isn’t a Watery World

... of star, but helps to fill in our understanding of how our own system evolved. Despite thinking of Earth as a “Blue ...

How you could drink your own urine safely?

How you could drink your own urine safely? ...

 Taken by Hinode's Solar Optical Telescope on Jan. 12, 2007, this image of the sun reveals the filamentary nature of the plasma connecting regions of different magnetic polarity. Hinode captures these very dynamic pictures of the chromosphere. The...

Pulsars, Puddles and Proto-Planetary Discs

... that at least two of them have been found to have their own planetary systems. New research by Fabrice Mottez of the ...

Up close and personal with our Sun

... Pole. Now the area around the Earth is dominated by our own magnetic field and we call this the 'magnetosphere of the ...

What stardust is made of...

... across the periodic table of the elements, will have it's own particular combination of spectral line. There is another ...