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5.3 Pulsars [Astronomy: State of the Art]

What’s left behind when a massive star collapses at the end of its life? In particular, when the core is massive enough that it can overcome electron degeneracy pressure, so the endpoint is not a white dwarf. The disruptive explosion leading to a supernova—in principle—could detonate the entire material obliterating the star, and sending it… Read More »

High Mass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #31

Stars are in a constant struggle between gravity trying to collapse them and their internal heat trying to inflate them. For most of a star’s life, these two forces are at an uneasy truce. For a star like the Sun, the balance tips in its twilight years. For a brief glorious moment it expands… but… Read More »

Meet the Stars (Part 1)–Astronomy Song about stars-for Kids

Let’s go meet the stars In our galaxy Some are very far But still bright enough to see Let’s go meet the stars There are many different kinds They will blow your mind Let’s go and meet the stars We’ll travel very far Out through our universe I wonder who we’ll meet first Will we… Read More »

Binary and Multiple Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #34

We have one star in the solar system: the Sun. Sure, it has lots of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets it shleps with it as it moves through space, but no other STAR is part of our family. The Sun is alone. Based on that, you might naturally think that, like the Sun, stars are… Read More »

What’s a Meteor Shower? | Astronomy for Kids

Squeaks and I built this awesome observatory recently, and we love using it to look at the night sky! If you’ve ever looked up on a dark, clear night, you probably noticed that there are a lot of things to see. You can see the Moon, the stars, and even some planets! And if you’re… Read More »

Neutron Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #32

When an 8 – 20 solar mass star ends its life, it does so with a bang: a supernova. And when it’s all over, there’s a couple of octillion tons of superheated plasma expanding away from the explosion site at a fraction of the speed of light, a whole mess of energy released in the… Read More »

Lima – Falling (Official Audio)

My eyes will never tell you the truth Maybe because they are blue But one thing I know for sure I’m falling in love with you I’m falling in love with you I’m falling in love with you And I know oh I know hat you feel the same for me And I know oh… Read More »

Astronomers Have Their Best Solution Yet To The Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

Shira Polan: In 2015, astronomers noticed something strange going on nearly 1,500 light-years from home. A star named KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s Star, kept dimming, as though something was passing in front of it. Since then, scientists have been trying to figure out what that something might be. A swarm of comets flying by en… Read More »