HS-ESS1-3

Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

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  1. Space

    Meet ‘Pi’ — a new Earth-sized planet

    Searching through data from NASA’s K2 Mission, researchers found a new planet. Some call it K2-315b, others smile and refer to it as “Pi Earth.”

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  2. Space

    Strange but true: White dwarfs shrink as they gain mass

    Telescope observations of thousands of these stars now confirm a decades-old theory on how their masses relate to their waistline.

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  3. Close-up of the sun reveals ‘campfires’

    Solar Orbiter’s first images are in. The spacecraft’s pics show tiny, never-before-seen flares across the sun’s surface.

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  4. Space

    Milky Way’s tidal forces are shredding a nearby star cluster

    The nearest star cluster is being pulled apart, due largely to the tidal forces of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Bye bye, Hyades!

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  5. Space

    Explainer: Stars and their families

    Most pinpoints that light the night sky are raging infernos we call stars. As adults, many will create new elements that they later cast off into the cosmos.

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  6. Space

    Black hole mega-burp was truly explosive

    Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a black hole blasted out 100 billion times as much energy as our sun ever will. One word for that: Wow!

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  7. Space

    See the sun in dazzling detail

    These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

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  8. Space

    Our sun is neighbor to a giant wave of gas

    The Earth and sun sit relatively close to a newfound thread of star-forming gas. That gas is being called the Radcliffe Wave.

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  9. Space

    This ‘Sombrero’ stole a big galaxy

    The Sombrero Galaxy is an odd spiral galaxy that outshines all others within 35 million light-years of Earth. Its bright, iron-rich halo suggests it consumed one or more large galaxies.

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