Carl Sagan, a famous Astronomer, once said that “we’re made of star-stuff.”
It’s a beautiful thought that the metals dispersed throughout the universe when stars die came together to form something beautiful: life.
But our own lives are too small to watch star birth unfurl. This process can take tens of millions of years.
For the first time ever, scientists have presented us with a glimpse inside it.
The outcome shows the mind-blowing splendour of what happens when art and science come together.
The colourful and realistically mesmerising simulation, created by a team of scientists, known as Star Formation in Gaseous Environments, or STARFORGE. It models a complete gas cloud that serves as a stellar nursery. This is where stars are born.
The model shows a trippy stellar exploration for viewers, but researchers want to use it to better understand the evolution of stars.
Stars serve essential roles, yet their birth remains something of a mystery. And the more we understand stars, the more we know about life, too.
Mars is certainly buzzing with operations these days. The red planet is currently home to several active missions, including NASA’s Perseverance lander and Ingenuity helicopter and China’s Zhurong rover, which landed last week.
China made public the first images snapped by its landmark rover this week.
Named after a god in Chinese mythology, the rover will spend the next three months hunting the signs of ancient life on the red planet.
The Ingenuity helicopter is prepared to take its sixth flight on the surface of Mars. The little chopper has a daring new flight planned for Tuesday and will explore a brand-new region on Mars.