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The truth about Pygmalion finally revealed

Suddenly the cold white marble warmed up and flushed a deep golden brown, and the cold white pupils were suddenly swept by a wash of black. They turned to stare at the sculptor who was still kneeling in supplication. When he felt a warm hand upon his shoulder, he jumped back with alarm, but when he looked up to see his beloved, he cried tears of joy. He grasped her…

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Biggest, Brightest Star Puzzles Astronomers

LBV-1806-20 may have formed in what Eikenberry called “violent, triggered star formation.” In the process, a huge, massive star reaches the end of its lifespan and explodes in an intense supernova. The shockwave from that supernova then hits a young star just as its forming, compressing gas around it quickly — over a period of 100,000 years or so — at forces greater than the star is able to blow…