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Red Giant star consuming its planets.
Red Giant star consuming its planets.

Chandra Images the Bright Side of the Moon.

Sep 16, 2003 Although it's usually peering into deep space, Chandra looked a little closer to home and inspected the Moon in the X-ray spectrum. Although the Moon doesn't produce X-rays of its own, it does reflect the radiation of the Sun; various atoms such as oxygen, magnesium, aluminum and silicon fluoresce when the Sun's X-rays bombard the Moon's surface. Measuring the quantity and location of these elements will help test the theory that the Moon was formed when a Mars-sized object slammed into the Earth 4.5 billion years ago.

Red Giant Spotted Swallowing its Planets.

Sep 16, 2003 A team of Astronomers believe they've figured out the explanation for an unusual object V838 Monocerotis - it's a red giant star consuming its planets as it nears the end of its life. The object recently flared up to become the brightest cool supergiant in the Milky Way - 600,000 times more luminous than our own Sun. Detailed observations showed that the object flared up three times with similar peaks; they believe this is when the star consumed three Gas giants in tight orbits - one after the other. This research could help Astronomers find more subtle evidence of this happening to smaller planets in other star systems.

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