NASA's WISE space telescope has stitched together a panoramic view of the Milky Way where stars are born. A section of the Milky Way WISE mosaic of a section of the Milky Way. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) scope has taken a 1,000-square-degree shot of a stretch of cosmic clouds …
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442 interlocking tiles?
That's a square, 21 x 21 tiles, with one left over. I wonder how that fits in. Hmm.
Or, maybe the tiles are "rectangular" with an array of 26 x 17 tiles.
> since the astronomers usually only have a few pictures from the lifecycle of any one star
I suppose I'm suffering from failing to read the article (guilty as charged if so) but how do they get pictures of more than one stage in the lifecycle of *any* one star?
Paris, 'cos I'm clearly no brighter than she would be on this topic...
Some changes happen quite quickly
Supernovae spring to mind.
.. but it still does not hapen in front of you like in the maternity ward.
That puzzled me too
(And supernovae may be quick but they belong in a funeral home. The process of recycling their material into new stars takes a little bit longer.)