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RAW VIDEO: ESO Finds That Stars Tend to Grow Colder as They Die

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May 30, 2013
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An international team of astronauts have made a groundbreaking discovery that thwarts stellar theories that claim that stars die with a final grand explosion. In contrast, the European Space Observatory reached the conclusion that stars tend to slowly grow colder over millions of years and that the stars that explode usually contain high levels of sodium.


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