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04-11-2013 01:06 PM
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Re: What is the closest Star?

Sol
04-11-2013 12:53 PM
mad_machine
Re: What is the closest Star?

well.. then, who can give the closest star's actual name?
04-11-2013 08:47 AM
Boasun
Re: What is the closest Star?

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Originally Posted by KIVALO View Post
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 Then it started to rain.
04-10-2013 01:48 PM
nolatom
Re: What is the closest Star?

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Originally Posted by rhr1956 View Post
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...
04-10-2013 12:24 PM
flyingwelshman
Re: What is the closest Star?

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Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
Yah! I know that this is a celestial question and you GPS users won't find it on the GPS.... Or will they?
The 'closest star' to what?
04-10-2013 11:38 AM
KIVALO
Re: What is the closest Star?

Look up and you will have your answer!
04-10-2013 11:36 AM
Frogwatch
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.
04-10-2013 11:02 AM
rhr1956
Re: What is the closest Star?

Isn't Elvis supposed to be in New Orleans this month?
04-10-2013 09:55 AM
CarbonSink62
Re: What is the closest Star?

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See, all that Science Fiction reading in my formative years just paid a big dividend!
I grok that!
04-10-2013 09:35 AM
Zanshin
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!
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