November 29 2014 Astronomy Newsletter
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How Big Are the Biggest Stars
What is the biggest star yet discovered? It's harder than you might think to answer this question. But here's a short tour of big, bigger and absolutely enormous stars - including some impossible ones.
*Teaching Moon Phases and Eclipses*
I've been checking this article and trying to update links. Although I managed to update some links, some I could only delete. By the way, the article was written for educators, but anyone might find it of interest. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32832.asp
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I hope that American readers had a good Thanksgiving and aren't regretting eating too much and moving not enough. Americans on the International Space Station also celebrate Thanksgiving, but I'm thinking that they don't overeat. And I know that they have to do a lot of exercise in order to slow the loss of bone and muscle tissue.
Here's an article about “Thanksgiving in Space”, but it also tells about how food for astronauts has changed over the decades: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32610.asp However much it has improved, I have to admit that I can't help thinking that astronaut food would be a good weight loss program.
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