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Boasun 04-10-2013 08:34 AM

What is the closest Star?
 
Yah! I know that this is a celestial question and you GPS users won't find it on the GPS.... Or will they?:rolleyes:

SeaDreamer1Day 04-10-2013 08:41 AM

The Sun. :cool:

Zanshin 04-10-2013 09:35 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
The sun is only a 8 light-minutes away, then comes Proxima Centauri at over 4 light-years with the other two stars of Alpha Centauri in the 3-star system just a blip further.

See, all that Science Fiction reading in my formative years just paid a big dividend!

CarbonSink62 04-10-2013 09:55 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zanshin (Post 1014622)
See, all that Science Fiction reading in my formative years just paid a big dividend!

I grok that! :laugher

rhr1956 04-10-2013 11:02 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Isn't Elvis supposed to be in New Orleans this month?

Frogwatch 04-10-2013 11:36 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
A new very close star system was just discovered.
After the Alpha Centauri triple star system comes Barnards star, a red dwarf at about 6 light years I think and then this newly discovered pair of brown dwarfs. There has long been speculation that a brown dwarf may be much closer and may even be part of our solar system lurking waaaaaaaaaay out beyond Pluto. It has been named "Nemesis" for being responsible for apparent "extinction events" where the earth has been bombarded bycomets in the past. It probably does not exist but such brown dwarfs are very hard to find.
My astro rant for the day.

KIVALO 04-10-2013 11:38 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Look up and you will have your answer!

flyingwelshman 04-10-2013 12:24 PM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Boasun (Post 1014594)
Yah! I know that this is a celestial question and you GPS users won't find it on the GPS.... Or will they?:rolleyes:

The 'closest star' to what?

nolatom 04-10-2013 01:48 PM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rhr1956 (Post 1014662)
Isn't Elvis supposed to be in New Orleans this month?


That was last month. You missed him, he sat in with some street musicians on Royal ;-)

Rumor is he may be back for French Quarter Fest this weekend, or Jazz Fest end of the month...

Boasun 04-11-2013 08:47 AM

Re: What is the closest Star?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KIVALO (Post 1014685)
Look up and you will have your answer!

I did look up; But all I saw was the moon and a bunch of twinkling little lights in the night sky:rolleyes: Then it started to rain.


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