NASA: Reflections of Starlight: This Hubble Space Telescope image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631, which contains a protostar, the hot, dense core of a forming star that is accumulating gas and dust. Eventually, the protostar may gravitationally gather enough matter to begin nuclear fusion and emit its own energy and starlight.
Space: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launch: Live updates: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the agency’s successor to the famous Hubble telescope, is scheduled to launch no earlier than Dec. 24, 2021.
Michael Greshko: The universe is expanding faster than it should be … Says who???
BBC: Tech trends 2022: Starships and missing chips: Elon Musk’s dream of going to Mars could take a big leap forward next year when his company SpaceX attempts to launch Starship into orbit for the first time…
Robert Zimmerman: 99.9% of all mass at center of Milky Way is found in central black hole
Chicago and lake Michigan from space at night, with the aurora Borealis and the Milky Way by NASA pic.twitter.com/DYbbiM7VKc
— Black Hole (@konstructivizm) December 15, 2021
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