"The suspected companion stars in NGC 6302 and NGC 7027 haven't been directly detected because they are next to, or perhaps have already been swallowed by, larger red giant stars, a type of star that is hundreds to thousands of times brighter than the sun," said team member Bruce Balick of the University of Washington in Seattle in the press statement. "The hypothesis of merging stars seems the best and simplest explanation for the features seen in the most active and symmetric planetary nebulas. It's a powerful unifying concept, so far without rival." … [Read more...] about Hubble Hubble: Telescope Provides Stunning New Images of Two Planetary Nebulas
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Of course, it turns out the treasure was not in Yellowstone, and not even a national park. "It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," Fenn wrote on his website. Good thing because it is illegal to remove anything from a national park, which would cause complications in legally claiming the treasure if it was found there. … [Read more...] about Fenn’s Treasure Has Been Found!
Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students (in other words international students) studying in the United States may soon have to leave the U.S. if their schools operate entirely online in the fall. The U.S. Department of State will no longer issue visas to students whose schools and/or programs go fully online for the fall semester. International students who were planning to come to the U.S. in the fall won't be able to enter the U.S. either unless their schools are "operating under normal in-person classes." … [Read more...] about Can the President Cut Federal Funding to Schools for Not Reopening?