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Students in the HI STAR program demonstrating their work in astronomy.
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Edward Gomez using 3 different-sized balls to demonstrate the science behind a supernova explosion at Hong Kong Science Festival.
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This image depicts a young star named GM Aur eating up gas and dust particles of a protoplanetary disk, which is represented by the green material surrounding the bright star. Image by M. M. Romanova
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