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RAW VIDEO: Best Photograph of a Star Being Born in History Taken by ESO

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July 10, 2013
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A new image of a star being formed inside of a dark cloud was shot by the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope and is the best picture of this kind of event ever captured. The high resolution photograph will allow scientists to study the star's creation process in depth and expand or change established theories. In its current state, the star is 500 times the mass of our sun and is pulling large quantities of matter towards its core through gravity. This matter will eventually collapse, forming a young star that will ultimately be 100 times the size of the sun.


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Buzz60 (Apr. 15, 2013) — A new fusion engine being developed by scientists at the University of Washington with funding from NASA could make all other forms of space travel obsolete. The new engine would allow space travel at unprecedented speeds while being cheaper and it would require less raw material. The quicker travel time means astronauts would spend less nights sleeping in a zero-gravity environment, like Chris Hadfield recently showed in a video from the International Space Station.
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