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Shot Away From Its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves

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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 (6772)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:34 am
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Roger G (154)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:54 am
noted, thanks !

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

Missy G (24)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:52 am

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

Past Member (0)
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 Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:02 am
Very cool :)

Tanya W (65)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:50 am
Sounds grfeat; love space!!

Suzanne L (99)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:12 am
Fascinating. I love the name Zeta Ophiuchi.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
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 (49)
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 Alves (52)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:32 am

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:34 am

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

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


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Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:40 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:29 pm
Cool, thanks!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:01 pm
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