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Shot Away From Its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves


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Dan
- 484 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is shooting through space, making waves in the space dust ahead. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured its exodus. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.



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Fred Hoekstra (6312)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:34 am
Thank you for Sharing this!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:54 am
noted, thanks !
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:20 pm
Very interesting! thanks for sharing
 

Debra B. (24)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:52 am
Thanks
 

David Menard (43)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:54 pm
cool
 

MJ M. (494)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:20 pm
"...80,000 times brighter than our sun..." Wow!, what SPF number would that require?

Thanks for sharing.
 

Nimue P. (195)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:02 am
Very cool :)
 

Tanya W. (31)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:50 am
Sounds grfeat; love space!!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:12 am
Fascinating. I love the name Zeta Ophiuchi.
 

Susan Allen (208)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:22 am
Interesting. Shared.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:13 pm
Very interesting.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:28 pm
I always thought that scene in the credits to Voyager, where the ship flies thru a gas cloud stirring up waves ahead of it, was pure fantasy. Seems the writers knew more cutting-edge astronomy than I gave them credit for.
 

Daphne Waisel (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:34 pm
very interesting - where do they find these cool names Zeta Ophiuchi!?
 

Shan D. (46)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:27 am
Daphne, the name means that this star is the 6th-brightest in the constellation Ophiuchus. All the bright stars we can see from Earth have a Greek letter (Zeta is the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet) and the name of the constellation.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:03 am
Very interesting. Thank you.
 

Jaime A. (31)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:32 am
Noted.
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:34 am
thanks
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:28 am
noted thanks
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:33 am
cool
thanks for sharing :)

 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:40 pm
Thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:29 pm
Cool, thanks!
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:01 pm
Thanks, I shared this on G+ and fb
 
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