Smile Novae

While looking through some research papers and reading about binary stars this morning, I happened across a graphic that blew my mind. I was reading "BoB" to refresh my memory on some terminology, when I saw this smiling supernova starring back at me. Here he is, excerpted from the actual research paper:
from Fig. 1 of Iben & Tutukov (1984).
Copyright belongs to the Astrophysical Journal.

 I was elated to find two more in the same paper...

Astronomers: using memes before they were cool

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