What’s the Deal with Red Dwarf Stars?

(Photo by Hubblesite.org)

Do you know much about Red Dwarf stars? A Red Dwarf star is the most numerous in the galaxy because they are very low in mass and don’t give off much radiation. These stars have a surface temperature of 4 or 5,000 degrees, but if you can get a planet close enough a warm enough environment can be created. The lower the mass of the star the longer and more stable the star seems to be. These stars are really economical, since they last for a long time. Also, a piece of Apollo 11 has been found. In this case it was the first stage booster rocket, which is not sought after by NASA, but was of interest to someone else. Although NASA’s policy is that anything made for NASA is their property, so technically it’s still theirs. Look for a full moon on Friday, which marks Easter and Passover, holidays that are tied to lunar phases. And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week including the Pleiades. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk. [audio: st20120402.mp3]

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