When last we left our stellar evolution story we were in the red giant phase. What happens next depends on the star's initial mass.

For stars less than 8 times the mass of the Sun, the next phase is to blow off their outer layers and form a planetary nebula.

@lrankin They are acting like May is a strange month for floods. I've filmed huge floods in May.
youtube.com/watch?v=EOikn19-0m

Hi! New to Mastodon. Transitioning to my school psych gig this August. In the meantime, I've been painting a lot to cope with isolation. This was my latest work for a colleague/friend who was devastated when she had to put her cat down due to chronic illness.

@galacticstone that comet is why I'm in the career Im in now. Amazing comet.

@galacticstone It's already at around magnitude 21. Probably not going to be seeing it with a scope.

@galacticstone its faded quite a bit now though as we've passed it and it's on the way out

Kids can develop severe complications from COVID-19 in rare cases Respiratory failure has occurred in some infected children and an emerging inflammatory disease may be connected to the coronavirus. sciencenews.org/article/corona #science #news #Health&Medicine

@galacticstone the plan is to grow it. Feel free to promote it anywhere you'd like.

@cometman Very cool look at how this used to be done. Fun to watch them talk about some of most significant discoveries ever made.

Really nice clip with the Shoemakers and David Levy at Palomar. They found the famous comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that smashed into Jupiter with the 18" Schmidt that also appears in the clip.
youtube.com/watch?v=b8tYrTwGA6

@cometman He was flashing it at me on purpose. I'd slowly move at him and he'd flash me then go back to black. Took a few snaps to catch it, yes :)

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