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The Stellar Baby Boom

Sparkling in a wild, frenzied, and joyful dance throughout the vast and mysterious expanse of Space and Time, the stars that we see shining and shimmering in our dark clear sky at night were all mostly born in an explosive stellar “baby boom” that occurred about 10 billion years ago. Galaxies, like our own barred-spiral …

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Slow-Growing Galaxies

We live in a Universe lit by the countless fires of a host of brilliant stellar sparklers. On clear, dark nights an observer can see literally thousands of bright stars without the aid of a telescope–yet astronomers are hindered in their study of the ancient epoch when the first stars were born because they lack …

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The Star We Call The Sun

The Sun is called Sol in Latin and that is where the term Solar System comes from. It is a typical main-sequence star and is by far the largest and most massive object in our Solar System. The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all the matter in the Solar System with the planet Jupiter taking …

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