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A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

 

Oregon Astronomy: Startling Hubble Finds Include Odd Star

Published 05/22/2015 at 6:00 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Manzanita, Oregon) – Some millions and millions of light years away from the Oregon coast, scientists are seeing some new amazing things in the universe, thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope. A freaky kind of star that almost defies explanation has been found, while another set of dead stars have been seen in a rare state of migration.

More discoveries regarding one very weird star were made recently by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, one that is exhibiting behavior astronomers have never seen before. Nicknamed "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1, the star may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars.

Nasty 1 was identified as a Wolf-Rayet star when it was discovered several decades ago – a rapidly evolving star that is much more massive than our own sun. The star loses its hydrogen-filled outer layers quickly, exposing its super-hot and extremely bright helium-burning core.

This one does not act like scientists would have expected, and it does not look like a typical Wolf-Rayet star. Normally, stars of this kind be would be shooting out twin lobes of gas from opposite sides. Instead, what they found was a pancake-shaped disk of gas surrounding the star. This oddity is nearly 2 trillion miles wide, and may have formed from an unseen companion star that snacked on the outer envelope of the newly formed Wolf-Rayet. Based on current estimates, the nebula surrounding the stars is just a few thousand years old, and as close as 3,000 light-years from Earth.

Researcher Jon Mauerhan of the University of California, Berkeley, called the find exciting, saying this could mean a Wolf-Rayet star had formed from a binary interaction. This phase in a star's life cycle is very brief, perhaps only a few thousand years, so capturing it is a lucky break.

"We think there is a Wolf-Rayet star buried inside the nebula, and we think the nebula is being created by this mass-transfer process,” Mauerhan said. “So this type of sloppy stellar cannibalism actually makes Nasty 1 a rather fitting nickname."

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has also helped another recent discovery for astronomers: the first time ever photos of fledgling white dwarf stars starting out their 40-million-year move from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to the less populated suburbs.

A white dwarf is the burned-out remnant of a star that quickly lost mass, cooled down and then stopped producing much energy and heat. As these glowing carcasses age and shed weight, their orbits begin to expand outward from the star cluster's packed downtown.

In this case, astronomers used Hubble to watch the white-dwarf exodus in the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, a dense swarm of hundreds of thousands of stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The cluster resides 16,700 light-years away in the southern constellation Tucana.

Scientists have never seen this migration before, according to head researcher Jeremy Heyl of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada,

"In this study, which comprises about a quarter of all the young white dwarfs in the cluster, we're actually catching the stars in the process of moving outward and segregating themselves according to mass," Heyl said. "The entire process doesn't take very long, only a few hundreds of millions of years, out of the 10-billion-year age of the cluster, for the white dwarfs to reach their new home in the outer suburbs."

More Oregon Coast Science. More starscape photos of Oregon coast below.

 

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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

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Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

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