Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Life and death of a star in six minutes

Here is a cool short video showing the birth and death of a sun-like star (G-type). Basically, it is compressing 10 billion years into 6 minutes! It would have been really cool if they had shown time at the bottom (as some stages last much longer than others - like the current state of the Sun - but they have all been treated evenly here. Ok - I should stop nit-picking on the video). Enjoy! (tip from Open Culture):