Cannibal star is devouring a planet, astronomers say

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    PARIS (AFP) – Like the Roman god Saturn who ate his own children, a star 600 light years from Earth is slowly gobbling up one of its own planets, according to a study released on Wednesday in Nature, the British science journal.

    The planet, whose discovery was reported last year, is a "gas giant" with a mass about 40 percent greater than that of Jupiter, the biggest planet of our Solar System, and with a radius 79 percent bigger


    Cannibal star is devouring a planet, astronomers say - Yahoo! News


    If a star devours a planet, does it use the matter from the planet as fuel to prolong the stars life?
     
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    Listen, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun. If the star consumes a planet,
    Yes , some of that planetary material is converted into energy.Who cares about all
    this Star search, and Gama ray search!!, spend the money here on Earth.

    It never ceases to amaze me , how grown white men can squander billions of much needed dollars of foolish pursuits.!!
     
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    Has Michelle Obama chided that star for its obesity?
     
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    Interesting......the only thing the conservatives on this board can bring up is that it's a waste of money and some political bullshit about Michelle Obama.

    You guys don't care much about science do you?

    Thanks for the post Beowulf. By the way, did you hear about the start that is ready to go supernova? Scientists say that it's possible it can go at anytime (didn't form right, and it's already started to collapse). It was discovered by Hubble just a year or so ago.

    They say that the light from that star exploding will be as bright as a full moon.

    My question is for all the theologians, think the same kind of event may have happened at the birth of Yeshua?
     
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    Squandering money in foolish pursuits? Umm......you do realize that Hubble is the thing that gave us those pictures, as well as has shown some interesting things about the sun, right?

    Remember a couple years back when the Blackberrys had massive shutdowns on half the planet, and a couple of days later, the other half shut down like that as well?

    It was because of solar storms which caused an electromagnetic disruption in the magnetic shield Earth has.

    Don't you think, that in the day of global communication, which depends on satellites, which are affected by electromagnetic radiation, that finding out things like this is a bit more than just a "silly pursuit"?
     
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    only to a dumbass like 52 is knowing a bad thing....

    i look forward to seeing the star going supernova that should be quite the show....
     
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    Why is Obama turning NASA into a Global Warming monitor?
     
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    I think you need to take a chill pill.. I'm pretty sure Frank was fooling around, don't take it so seriously. :)
     
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    that star isn't a cannibal until it eats another star......
     
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