Astronomy Picture of the Week – Polarized Star Light

This picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows the polarized light of the massive star VY Canis Majoris.

Massive Star VY Canis Majoris - Polarized LightImage Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota)

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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