Start-up flash, long run of sunshine, and supernova exit. The Hubble captured the most beautiful ever photo of the turbulent ignition of a star, the "butterfly wing stage".:
The "Expanding Universe" is almost gospel, the view that all galaxies are receding from one another as space gets bigger ,like raisins in a lump of rising bread dough. Now there's evidence all galaxies in most of our sector of the universe are traveling like a school of fish on a single course. Supernova research challenges cosmic "dark flow" mystery.
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SpaceEx not only will launch a rocket February 7th to test the run to the Space Shuttle (COTS Phase 2) but expects to combine the mission with COTS Phase 3 and carry out docking with cargo transfer. The schedule is moving up to end the two year window of dependence on Russian launch vehicles.