Most wallpapers evolve from an idea, or something I’ve seen during my daily journey through life. Starry Night actually started out as a desert scene and ended up with water and a whole lot of suns in the sky.
The vast majority of stars in the Universe are made up of red dwarf stars or class M stars. They are smaller and cooler than our Sun and because of the fact that they are dimmer and cooler, they consume their hydrogen fuel at a much lower rate. This means that these stars are very long lived – on the order of 10 trillion years, as compared to our Sun, which will be around for about 10 billion years.
Red dwarfs typically exist as solitary stars, but stars that are brighter than the red dwarfs tend to be found more commonly in binary configurations. A binary star system has two stars that orbit around a common center of mass. Stars can also exist in three, four or more configurations, but as you add more stars to the mix, the more unstable the system becomes. Planets can form in such multi-stellar systems and several have been uncovered by the Kepler mission.
Starry Night is a multi-stellar system. The most interesting thing that occurred to me was that the inhabitants on a planet in such a system may never have a night sky with which to peer into the depths of the Universe! Imagine how much they would never know about the Universe. And, even more interesting is to consider their response when they manage to rise above their atmosphere and glimpse the cosmos for the first time.
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Till next time,