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Workers at a quarry in Ohn Chaw Village off the Mandalay-Lashio road, near Mandalay. Photo and caption by Zaw Zaw / The Irrawaddy
Why does the center of the Milky Way appear to be full of young stars but very few old ones? New computer simulations test the theory that the remnants of older, red giant stars are still there—they just aren’t bright enough to be detected with telescopes.
A search for the galaxy’s youngest planets has turned up one unlike any other—a newborn “hot Jupiter” whose outer layers are being torn away by the star it orbits every 11 hours.
When one of Shakespeare’s characters walks on stage, their clothes let us “immediately begin to see who they are,” says Bella Mirabella, associate professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.