Pumpkin Spice Stars in a Quacks of Quedlinburg Potion?

Woman holding the Quacks of Quedlinburg box

To celebrate the season of jack ‘o’ lanterns and pumpkin spice, I found a discovery from a few years ago where astronomers used data from NASA’s Kepler and Swift missions, along with ground-based observations, to find a batch of rapidly rotating stars that spin so fast they’ve been squashed into a pumpkin shape. I talk about the result and how it connects to the game The Quacks of Quedlinburg.

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