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Date: 09/11/13 06:29 AM

10 Responses to Space`s 10 Most Mysterious Stars

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    darkninja89 Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Link: Space`s 10 Most Mysterious Stars - Among the amazing diversity of stars around the Sun, some very strange objects have been recently discovered...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 6:45 am
    Cool link! Thanks for posting!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:26 am
    Like ****
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Interesting post.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 8:24 am
    IMO, Methlusa star could be:

    * On the other side of something curving space-time

    * An indication of the universe`s curved space time not being the shape predicted by current models

    * The closest point of another universe (unlikely as the age calculation would be based on phase shift)
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 11:06 am
    That last `fact` goes to emphasise that just because science says something is fact does not make it so. Especially when it comes to the universe. The more they learn, the more questions get thrown up.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Nifty! I`m only acquainted with a couple of these! "New" indeed!

    (I won`t say "knew about them" because that would imply I actually knew something about them! Seen their names & basic descriptions is more accurate)

    There`s even more weirdness out there than this, speaking of the behaviour of stars...
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    There are some...issues...with this video, which has turned up the sensationalism a bit to gain views. Some of it is using only the most sensational speculation and ignoring the rest, but there`s at least one entry which is flat-out wrong - the last one.

    If you look at the actual results from scientists, as opposed to sensationalised reports from people who aren`t scientists, you`ll see a very important difference - margin of error.

    Because of the difficulty of assessing the age of an ancient star, the margin of error is pretty big and includes a few hundred million years after the current estimate for the age of the universe (which, of course, also has a margin of error).

    So it`s not what this video makes it out to be.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 1:21 am
    The amount of ignorance displayed in the is video is titanic, about on par with Fox News actually getting a fact correct.

    #10 - Sorry, but there are stars out there with rotational periods measured in fractions of seconds.

    #6 - Almost ALL young stars have accompanying disks. Nothing rare or mysterious about this.

    #3 - The Red Giant phase of ALL main sequence stars are hundreds of times larger than the younger versions of themselves. Our star is no exception as it will expand out past the orbit of the earth when it reaches it`s Red Giant phase.

    #1 - Educate yourselves:SciShow
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 10:50 am
    @SleepyHallow: #3 = I think it`s the SPEED which it happened that sets this star apart. Mere years! Not 10s of thousands of years! (Or hundreds, whatevers! It was FAST!)

    #6 Again, it`s the sheer size, not the mere existence, that is remarkable.

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