The AfroFuturist Affair

A Charity & Costume Ball

365 notes

ikenbot:

Oddball Pulsating Star Hiccups as It Spins
Astronomers have discovered a weird compact spinning star whose rotation has sped up slightly, causing it to be hidden until now.
The star is what’s called a pulsar, made of the condensed remnants of a normal star that have been squeezed down to a much smaller volume. This compression has caused the star’s rotation to accelerate to roughly seven times a second.
Pulsars are so called because they appear to pulse on and off, as beams of light pointing from their poles sweep toward Earth and away.
Full Article

ikenbot:

Oddball Pulsating Star Hiccups as It Spins

Astronomers have discovered a weird compact spinning star whose rotation has sped up slightly, causing it to be hidden until now.

The star is what’s called a pulsar, made of the condensed remnants of a normal star that have been squeezed down to a much smaller volume. This compression has caused the star’s rotation to accelerate to roughly seven times a second.

Pulsars are so called because they appear to pulse on and off, as beams of light pointing from their poles sweep toward Earth and away.

Full Article

(Source: kenobi-wan-obi, via lapislazzzuli)

  1. emptycosmos reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  2. praytothebeat reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  3. gwenmcgregor reblogged this from quantumaniac
  4. shirotuskino reblogged this from scinerds
  5. notaparagon reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  6. brookemcmouse reblogged this from feminerds
  7. greencatpower reblogged this from feminerds
  8. survivingtherenaissance reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  9. fornices reblogged this from scinerds
  10. thejives reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  11. dustysaurus reblogged this from quantumaniac
  12. gabrielgovela reblogged this from feminerds
  13. lyfwitme reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  14. feminerds reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  15. vexa-tion reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  16. iburntrees reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  17. astrophyzics reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  18. to-be-noble reblogged this from quantumaniac
  19. callmelogic reblogged this from quantumaniac
  20. exeggcute reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  21. thepoemthatdoesntrhyme reblogged this from scinerds
  22. whynotscience reblogged this from kenobi-wan-obi
  23. ronrikei reblogged this from scinerds
  24. lucid-hills reblogged this from quantumaniac
  25. nfornihilism reblogged this from quantumaniac
  26. dark-as-knight reblogged this from bryndover