Starry Sunday

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This beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever discovered.

Stars are classified according to their spectral type, surface temperature, and luminosity. While studying and classifying the cluster’s constituent stars, astronomers discovered that Westerlund 1 is home to an enormous star. Originally named Westerlund 1-26, this monster star is a red supergiant (although sometimes classified as a hypergiant) with a radius over 1,500 times that of our sun. If Westerlund 1-26 were placed where our sun is in our solar system, it would extend out beyond the orbit of Jupiter.

@ SCIENCEDAILY

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18 Responses to Starry Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Too much nice weather to stay indoors, two wheels beckon.

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  2. Carol ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ says:

    Did you guys see that I talked to Erling?

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  3. Carol ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ says:

    Heard snow is on it’s way here. 😦 Oh, well, if it hits us it won’t stay.

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  4. Den says:

    I saw the bad parts off a couple pallets so I could have a place to store outside stuff, then went after all the clocks on the bikes, car, carport, kitchen, who ever decided that was a good idea? Twice a year no less, time keeps ticking whether we say it is 3 or 4 or eleventy thirty.

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    • Carol ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ says:

      It’s unbelievable how many clocks we have in this life of ours. I haven’t gone down the basement to change them down there. I think there are 3 down there. At least 8 up here in a 960 sq ft house. The outdoor clock is atomic, it sets itself. I take it into the house for the winter, but I already put it back outside last week when it looked like spring out.

      Thank goodness the computers change on their own AND keep perfect time.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    TVD bridge and return to the Nuevo Vallarta in 42 minutes. Wan sun. A Swainson’s hawk trying for altitude. Noisy hidden birds. Big mystery is the bulk timber missing from its accustomed place in Missouri Flat Creek. Probably shifted down into a hole.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Den, the blog has not sprung forward.

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  7. Den says:

    Carols’ Living room?

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