Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

The Life of Low Mass Stars

Birth of Star S106 IR Birth: Emerging from a cloud of gas and dust called a nebula, a star forms when gravity pulls hydrogen gas from the nebula together and spins it around at such a fast rate that it heats up. This creates what is known as a “protostar”. Once the soon-to-be star’s temperature … Continue reading The Life of Low Mass Stars Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Historical Events [1486] Giovanni Pico della Mirandola composes his Oration on the Dignity of Man. The best known philosopher of the Renaissance, it follows that his Oration, in which he defends 900 theological and philosophical theses, is the best known text of the 15th century. His challenge for debate on these topics attracted trouble from the church in the … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Awaiting the next Solar Eclipse

In August, I had the great pleasure of beginning the upcoming school year in a very profound, eye opening manner: by gazing at the Solar Eclipse that radiated over the Nashville sky. This natural occurring phenomena was not only beautiful to witness, but also, it spurred my curiosity for eclipses, moon phases, and the Solar … Continue reading Awaiting the next Solar Eclipse Continue reading

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