Wednesday, July 12, 2017

EarthSky News - July 12 - Smallest Star Yet

July 12
Smallest Star Yet
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Astronomers find the smallest star yet
This star is just a sliver larger than Saturn, not even the largest planet in our solar system. Yet it's massive enough to shine as a star, and its pull of gravity is some 300 times stronger than Earth's.
James Webb Telescope chillin' in Houston
In hot Houston, the telescope hangs in historic Chamber A at Johnson Space Center, with the best air conditioning available. It'll soon receive a last test of its ability to withstand the cold of space.
A universe of organisms living in your gut

Trillions of microorganisms living in your digestive system might influence your health, mood, even your weight.

Tonight … Draco, great dragon of the north
Meet Rastaban and Eltanin - lovely, romantic names for Dragon stars! These 2 stars represent the Eyes of the Dragon.
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Draco, great dragon of the north
You need a dark sky to see the entire Dragon, but Rastaban and Eltanin are noticeable if you know where to look. The Dippers can help you find them.
Dawn at Saturn
The Cassini spacecraft is on the verge of running out of fuel. It's in its final year in orbit around Saturn. But it's still producing heart-stirring images.
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