Lights all askew in the heavens…
New York Times headline about Einstein’s theory of the curvature of space time.
This hilariously-headlined New York Times article describes the results of the observational experiment performed during the 1919 eclipse. It highlights that the expedition proved Einstein’s prediction. But the writer claims that only 12 men on Earth can really understand the result: that light’s path is curved by space time.
The delightful headline reads:
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The closest approach that the moon will make on its monthly orbit around the Earth coupled with a Full Moon. The December 3rd Super Moon is here!
Here is an image showing how the arrangement of the Moon’s “Perigee” with the Full Moon results in the Super Moon.
Schematic showing how the “Super Moon” happens and the change in apparent size of the moon. The Moon appears about 14% larger during a Super Moon event.
The Full Moon + Orbit at Perigee = Super Moon.
An amazing thing is about to happen! A Star in a Star will be born.
witness the birth of a new star in the night sky. The new Star already has a birthday: 2022!
According to scientists, the new star will form when two stars that are orbiting each other grow so close that they merge into one.
The new star will appear in the constellation Cygnus. You can see the approximate location marked by a red circle in the Stellarium screenshot here:
The image of the two blue stars on the home page of this Star in a Star site shows what scientists think it looks like now.
This impressive video shows an artist’s rendering of the star merge.
In the pair, one star is larger than the other so in the end, there will be a new star… A Star in a Star.