When Dead Stars Collide By Judith E Braffman-Miller Before the first stars were born, the Universe was an expanse of featureless darkness–devoid of light and life. The first generation of stars to shatter this swath of blackness, with their fierce stellar fires, were not like the stars we see today, because they were not born the same way….
Our Future Sun By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Sun was born about 4.56 billion years ago from the jumbled fragments, left as lingering relics, of earlier generations of stars that perished long ago–their nuclear-fusing fires extinguished after consuming their necessary supply of fuel. Stars of all sizes fuse increasingly heavier and heavier atomic elements out of lighter ones, and when…Read More
A Dwarf Galaxy Reveals The Universe’s Secrets By Judith E Braffman-Miller The shining star-splattered galaxies of the observable Universe switched on long ago, and lit up the primordial Cosmos when it was less than a billion years old. The observable (visible) Universe is really only the relatively small region of the gigantic, unexplored, and unreachable Cosmos that we can see–we…Read More