APR 30, 2015 12:12 PM PDT

Goodness, gracious, great balls of yellow!

2 31 923

In a citizen science initiative, a group of volunteers sifting through images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope have found large yellow balls that indicate active star formation. The yellow color occurs when red and green overlap, which tells scientists that the formation is at its midpoint, right before the stars expand and carve out space in the surrounding areas of gas and dust. The stargazers who found these formations were working as part of the web-based Milky Way project.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
JUL 21, 2018
Videos
JUL 21, 2018
Artificial Nerves May Transform Prosthetics
Researchers at Stanford made an artificial nerve that could move a cockroach leg.
JUL 23, 2018
Videos
JUL 23, 2018
Is your commute harming your health?
How far do you commute every day? According to US Census data, the average daily commute...
JUL 26, 2018
Videos
JUL 26, 2018
Most Military Deaths Are Not From Combat
Since 2006, 16,000 military service members have died while on active duty. While some were killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, 72% of those deaths o
JUL 30, 2018
Videos
JUL 30, 2018
Identifying Symptoms of a Heat Stroke
A heat stroke is when the body loses its ability to cool itself and the body’s core temperature becomes dangerously high. For some individuals, a hea
AUG 04, 2018
Videos
AUG 04, 2018
The Role of a Genetic Counselor
Learn more about what can be a rewarding job.
AUG 13, 2018
Videos
AUG 13, 2018
What does sunscreen look like with a UV camera?
  Have you ever wondered if there’s really a difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50? You’re not the only one. YouTuber Physics Girl set out
Loading Comments...