Space`s 10 Most Mysterious Stars

Submitted by: darkninja89 3 years ago in Science

Among the amazing diversity of stars around the Sun, some very strange objects have been recently discovered...
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Male 37,865
@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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Male 1,983
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.
DUH!

#1 - Educate yourselves:SciShow
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Male 12,365
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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Male 37,865
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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Male 7,775
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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Male 14,835
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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Male 7,031

Interesting post.
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Male 5,874
Like ****
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Male 4,746
Cool link! Thanks for posting!
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Male 20
Link: Space`s 10 Most Mysterious Stars [Rate Link] - Among the amazing diversity of stars around the Sun, some very strange objects have been recently discovered...
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