Rare Snow Rollers formed throughout portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania during a particularly windy winter storm on January 27, 2014. Now I know that we normally post articles that are related to space and the universe, but this weather phenomenon is so rare I had to write about it! What makes it even better is that it happened right here at the world headquarters of Outer Space Universe. Snow Rollers very rarely form here. In fact, I’ve never seen them before!
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to witness new stars being formed? This image recently released by the European Southern Observatory, gives us a stunning new view of a stellar nursery. Named the Prawn Nebula or IC 4628, this immense region of space is loaded with all the ingredients needed to form new stars – and it’s happening right before our very eyes!
You probably know that our Sun is a star. You also probably know that it is much larger than our own planet, Earth – in fact, you could fit around 1,000,000 Earth’s into the sun! But – do you know which star is largest star we currently know of?