Have you seen this star?

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Have you seen this star?

Post by jaap » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm

A star has gone missing, and they don't know what happened to it:

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2010/
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate that the star became less bright and partially obscured by dust. An alternative explanation is that the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova. “If true,” says team leader and PhD student Andrew Allan of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, “this would be the first direct detection of such a monster star ending its life in this manner.”

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Re: Have you seen this star?

Post by Grumble » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 pm

jaap wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm
A star has gone missing, and they don't know what happened to it:

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2010/
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate that the star became less bright and partially obscured by dust. An alternative explanation is that the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova. “If true,” says team leader and PhD student Andrew Allan of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, “this would be the first direct detection of such a monster star ending its life in this manner.”
Dyson Swarm, it’s the only logical explanation
You’ve got no chutzpah, your organisational skills are lacklustre and your timekeeping is abysmal.

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Re: Have you seen this star?

Post by dyqik » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:57 pm

Grumble wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 pm
jaap wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm
A star has gone missing, and they don't know what happened to it:

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2010/
Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate that the star became less bright and partially obscured by dust. An alternative explanation is that the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova. “If true,” says team leader and PhD student Andrew Allan of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, “this would be the first direct detection of such a monster star ending its life in this manner.”
Dyson Swarm, it’s the only logical explanation
It's a mighty big vacuum cleaner that can suck up a star.

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Re: Have you seen this star?

Post by Martin Y » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 pm

dyqik wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:57 pm
Grumble wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Dyson Swarm, it’s the only logical explanation
It's a mighty big vacuum cleaner that can suck up a star.
In space, nobody can hear how noisy your overpriced vacuum cleaner really is.

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