Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Witnessing a Dying Star
The universe never ceases to amaze me. Take for instance this picture. Located nearly six hundred light years away in the constallation Aquarius a star about the size of Earth is dying. See the white dot in the center of this picture, that is a white dwarf. It is spending its last days 'alive' spewing out gaseous material which will inevitably be recycled again to make a new baby star or protostar. Nothing ever gets wasted in the universe. I wish I could say the same thing about humans here on Earth.