Sunday, November 21, 2010

Near and Far

Hey Space Placers!

Be sure to get out and watch tonight's Full Moon rise at sunset - should be a beautiful sight indeed. This month's Full Moon is known as the Beaver or Snow snow and I am sure the beavers are busy~

A great story on the youngest black hole or neutron star ever discovered - a mere 30 years old! - can be seen at

A black hole or neutron star is the end state for a super-massive star that ends its life as a supernova. Black holes are objects where gravity is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape. Neutron stars are objects the size of a city that pack the mass of our whole Sun in such a small space. Both are fascinating and exotic objects.

More observations with NASA's Chandra mission should resolve this question.

Sky Guy in VA

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