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The Life Cycle of an Average Star

tags: life cycle of a star, astronomy, physics, education, streaming video The average star ‘lives’ for roughly 12 billion years. This wonderful video provides us with a visual glimpse into the entire life cycle of a G-type star, like our sun, from birth to death [6:29]

STEREO Shows Us the Rotating Sun

tags: NASA, STEREO spacecraft, Sun NASA just released a streaming video of the Sun, captured by the twin STEREO spacecraft. The video, in Quicktime format, features 2.5 days of the Sun, and shows it slowly rotating, with solar prominences blasting out into space. The series of images were captured by STEREO from August 16-18, 2007,…