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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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Links

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-008 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/multimedia/pia15256.html (links.. I know, i'm just old fashioned that way)
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Thanks

Appreciate the links

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Boffin

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.

Seems wierd.

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Paris Hilton

Eh?

> 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...

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Boffin

Some changes happen quite quickly

Supernovae spring to mind.

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Childcatcher

Yesss...

.. but it still does not hapen in front of you like in the maternity ward.

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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.)

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