Friday, December 26, 2014

Carpe Diem ~~ Stars; new and old

new and old
Star is born today *
Nebula bursting with pride
Hubble telescoped

Catch a falling star
Old song, put it in a jar
Old star fell today
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Photo and Poem Copyright, ©  2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linking with 
instructions are there

and also on Open Link Monday, December 29, I'm linked with
Kerry at
* Notes: 
1.  For a scientific explanation of how a star is born to read, check this site:
2.  We spent Christmas Day and this morning at our daughter's home with her and her family (pictured below are grand-daughters, KP and BP, karaoke for Christmas practicing to be stars-click for larger size).
 3.  New star formation"Astronomers searching the sky with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard — a mere 7 million light years away.
The findings, ... isolated dwarf spheroidal galaxies are really hard to find, in part because they're missing those telltale nebulae full of hydrogen gas that could have helped feed star formation. In fact, the only other one found in the Local Group, KKR 25, was found by the same research group way back in 1999. KKs3 seems to have an interesting life history that could shed light on the strange processes that formed it. Though most of its stars are 12 billion years old or older, there appear to have been two smaller periods of star-formation around 5 billion years ago and even more recently, around 2 billion years ago or less ..."  Source, Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood at .

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