View Full Version : Ovation For A Stellar Senior

2011-Jun-15, 09:20 PM
Residing in space 6500 light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus, an aged star designated as IRAS 22036+5306 is making its final curtain call. Its stellar play is ending and its making the transition through the protoplanetary, or preplanetary, nebula phase. This isn’t an unusual occurrence, but considering we’ve only been able to witness perhaps [...]

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2011-Jun-16, 04:59 AM

"clumps of material ten thousand times the mass of Earth rocket outward from the poles at speeds of up to 800 000 kilometres per hour"

-Wouldn't want to be in the way of one of those.. ;-)