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February 10, 2013

Hubble, Spitzer Discover Strobe-Like Flashes In A Suspected Binary Protostar

Light Bursts Come At Regular, Predictable Intervals

Two of NASA's great observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, have teamed up to uncover a mysterious infant star that behaves like a strobe light. Every 25.34 days, the object, designated LRLL 54361, unleashes a burst of light. Although a similar phenomenon has been observed in two other young stellar objects, this is the most powerful such beacon seen to date.

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NASA's 'Destination Station' Coming To Phoenix

Program Teaches The Public About Living In Space

The public is invited to learn more about living in space, directly from NASA experts and space-exploring astronauts, in a series of special events coming to Arizona. The agency's "Destination Station" activities in the Phoenix and Tucson areas start Thursday, Feb. 21.

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