Shorties: Staggering picture of star in an epic tantrum

A couple of days ago Hubble released a picture that will blow your mind! Click on the picture to make it big, and trust me, you really want to make it big.

This baby is about 15 times heavier than our Sun, but it is over 10.000 times brighter! It’s still in the process of forming itself, but it’s getting there, slowly. Some 2000 light years away, IRS 4 (for Infrared Source 4) is rapidly rotating, a process which caused two gigantic lobes on both sides to appear. Read more about this fantastic star here.

Andrei’s background is in geophysics, and he published his first scientific paper when he was still an undergrad; now, his main focus is on how geology and geophysics can be applied to understand and protect the environment. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science – and the results are what you see today.

Every day we learn something new about the Universe. Wanna join?

  • Scott

    Is it wrong that I see a huge cosmic vajaja?