Rare Peacock Stars Could Potentially Detonate Deadly Gamma Rays In The Milky Way [Video]

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  • Gamma-ray bursts are one of the most energetic occurrences in the universe
  • Apep’s two stars are 10 to 15 times more massive and 100,000 times brighter than the Sun
  • The two stars also orbit each other about every 125 years

Apep, one of the Wolf-Rayets binary star systems dubbed as the “exotic peacocks of the stellar world” discovered in 2018, was found to have the capacity to detonate long gamma ray bursts that are potentially deadly. If it detonates, the explosion could be something never seen in the Milky Way before, according to scientists.

“As well as exhibiting all the usual extreme behavior of Wolf-Rayets, Apep’s main star looks to be rapidly rotating. This means it could have all the ingredients to detonate a long gamma-ray burst when it goes supernova,” Peter Tuthill, study lead and professor from the University of Sydney, said in a press release. 

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The Milky Way Tech Hub continues STEAM & Dream program, announces partnership with Marquette

A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

Nadiyah Johnson and JetConstellations wants more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech space

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STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

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Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business

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The Milky Way Tech Hub announces partnership with Marquette University

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Nadiyah Johnson, founder of Jet Constellations, wants to create more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech industry.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business Consulting, session three of the program

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