Tuesday, July 11, 2017

EarthSky News - July 11 - 100 Billion Failed Stars

July 11
100 Billion Failed Stars
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100 billion failed stars in Milky Way?

A recent survey revealed 1 brown dwarf for every 2 stars in the star cluster RCW 38 and other clusters. "There are a huge number of brown dwarfs out there," astronomers said.

Gender, racial bias in astronomy revealed

Research has found that women experience subtle, indirect or unintentional discrimination in the sciences. A new survey shows women of color undergo the worst harassment.

How to make a pinhole projector for eclipse-watching

Yes, we have some eclipse glasses left, for now. But bookmark this page, anyway, for the August 21 eclipse. 

Tonight … Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Draw a line through the Big Dipper pointer stars to find Polaris, the North Star.

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Use Big Dipper to find North Star

The North Star is the one around which the entire northern sky appears to turn. Photo by Ken Christison in North Carolina.

California's Alamo Fire, from space

Large plume of smoke from the Alamo Fire, blowing over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Sunday, seen by NASA's Terra satellite. Areas burning actively at that time appear in red. As of late yesterday, local sources were reporting the fire was 15% contained.

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