Best image ever of planet formation around infant star - panel discussion

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The National Science Foundation-funded National Radio Astronomy Observatory will expand on a news release just issued this morning related to Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array's (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities. Astronomers have captured the best image ever of planet formation around an infant star as part of ALMA’s testing and verification process for new high-resolution capabilities. We invite journalists, astronomers, and anyone just interested in cool astronomy...

Illustrating the environment around infant stars like HL Tau

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Artist's impression of a protoplanetary disk. Newly formed planets can be seen traveling around the central host star, sweeping their orbits clear of dust and gas. These same ring-link structures were observed recently by ALMA around the young star HL Tau.

For more information visit: go.nrao.edu/pr/planet-formation-alma

Credit: National Science Foundation, A. Khan

Science Nation - Super Stars

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Who are the biggest super stars in the universe? For Adam Burrows, an astrophysics professor at Princeton University, it's not who, but "what," and they are far from Hollywood, or even earth, for that matter. Burrows would tell you biggest super stars are the stars that die in a massive explosion called a "supernova." With support from the National Science Foundation, Burrows investigates supernovae and he has recently created 3D computer simulations showing the actual moment of a star's...

Learn about the Sun ...with Poetry!

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http://www.the-school.org/ Little films for a big planet. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Twinkle twinkle, little star, 93 million miles far. Giver of light, supporter of life, energy, climate and season device. The sun is a star, we're glad it is here, as our life support, for 5 billion years. This star is among the brightest in space, though close, many questions about it remain. With violet ,orange, and reddish of hues, our home solar...

Science Digest Episode 3 - Astronomy Lady

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronomer Rhoda Hartleib.

Galileo Players latest episode was written by Galileo founder and new SNL writer, Tom Flanigan and features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Broadway & film star and Second City alum Jackie Hoffman. Enjoy!

Sun's Destiny

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Scientists discus the sun's future.