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. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. 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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