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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, Aug 4, 2006.
Strange 'twin' new worlds found - BBC Website
And my favorite bit of the article:
They must have pretty strong gravitational fields then...
This is the type of stuff the news media need to cover more often. THIS is the stuff that really gets society thinking and wondering where we are headed. Not lindsaaaay getting PWNED, lol.
Lindsay getting PWNED is here, in case anyone is interested:
I do agree though. http://www.happynews.com/category/science-technology.htm
"each having only about 1% the mass of our Sun"
that's strange that their masses are so small, they are very far apart, but still manage to orbit around each other...
i also think it's neat that they formed only 1 million years ago - pretty recently in astronomical terms.
Must be a gravitationally calm neighborhood for such a tenuous orbital dance to be successful.
Did you get that from one of those bllsht generators? That makes absolutely no sense to me...
It is cleverly crafted Astronomical Poetry.
Beauty to my cochlea.
The point being made is that two relatively small (in the overall scheme of things) bodies separated by such a vast distance (about six times the distance between the Sun and Pluto) would tend to be separated by the pull of other bodies over time unless there weren't any reasonably large/dense bodies nearby.
Edit: And, yes, agreed: it was beautifully said.
These sort of discoveries and pic's from the Hubble telescope, etc, make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! It's just so humbling.
<snif> gosh, thanks guys.