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What dead cosmic star are you?

Have a bit of Halloween fun with NASA.

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  1. 1. What monster do you identify with?

    NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team / Via hubblesite.org
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    Ghost - I’m pale and dim
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    Vampire - Sparkly, especially when I pulse
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    Zombie - I snack on my neighbors
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    Creeper - I go out with a bang
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    Cthulhu - All-consuming, unstoppable force
  2. 2. How bright are you?

    NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team / Via hubblesite.org
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    Spookily glowing in the distance
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    I flicker like ghost lights
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    Darker than your nightmares
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    I flare up once in a while like coals in a jack-o-lantern
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    I drown out galaxies with my light
  3. 3. In a zombie, star-eat-star world, how are you holding up?

    NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and http://T.A. Rector (NRAO). / Via hubblesite.org
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    I’ve been chomping on my buddy star, and exploding once in a while.
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    I blow away the neighborhood.
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    I’m always getting eaten by someone bigger than me.
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    I do the Monster Mash as radiation lights up my corpse.
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    Eat everything... nom nom
  4. 4. What do you do in your afterlife?

    NASA, ESA, CXC, SAO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and J. Hughes (Rutgers University) / Via hubblesite.org
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    I haunt my galaxy, lingering into oblivion.
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    I really worked up an appetite after exploding. Think I’ll go back to eating my buddy star here.
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    My dusty remains float about, creating new stars.
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    Destroy worlds by luring them close.
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    Spin like a lighthouse – of the DEAD
  5. 5. How would you describe yourself?

    NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) / Via hubblesite.org
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    Like a mummy, I couldn’t handle my own hotness and threw off all my layers.
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    Sometimes I shine super-bright for month or so, then I’m back to normal.
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    Violent, chaotic event of radiation, gas and dust!
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    Nothing escapes me, not even light!
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    Spinning right round like a record, baby.
  6. 6. How monsterly-massive are you?

    NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) / Via hubblesite.org
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    Cerberus - Between 1.5 to around 3.5 solar masses
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    The Blob - Getting bigger all the time, more than around 3.5 solar masses
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    Slenderman - The Sun and I are about the same mass
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    Marshmallow man - Stays puffed
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    Bogeyman, like a boss

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NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun and solar system, and the universe out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence.

Learn more at: http://science.nasa.gov

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