Light from three ancient stars at the edge of the Milky Way indicates that the stars contain tellurium, a brittle, superconducting element that is rare on Earth.
The cosmic discovery, which also spotted traces of other heavy elements, supports the theory that these elements were synthesized in the rapidly collapsing cores of rare supernovas (stellar explosions).
There’s this place in Ireland where every 2 years, the stars line up with this trail on June 10th-June 18th. It’s called the Heaven’s Trail.
All those stars in such a small patch of the sky.
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Racing the Stars, But not Forgotten | Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California
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Flame Nebula Close-Up
Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona