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Star Devouring Hottest-Known Alien Planet

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 12:22 PM
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Star is devouring a planet in our Galaxy...


The hottest-known planet in our galaxy is being stretched into the shape of a football and rapidly consumed by its parent star, new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show.

The extrasolar planet on the cosmic menu, called WASP-12b, may only have another 10 million years left before it is completely devoured, Hubble scientists announced Thursday.

WASP-12b is so close to its sun-like star that it is superheated to nearly 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit and stretched into an elongated shape by enormous tidal forces.


No this is not Nibiru have a Lunch Snack on it way to our Solar System...But this is really interesting.

I am sure such events occur normally thorughout the universe, but to be able to see it occur "sort of LIVE" is very informative.


This is an artist's concept of the exoplanet WASP-12b. It is the hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy, and potentially the shortest lived. The planet is only 2 million miles from its sunlike parent star — a fraction of Earth's distance from the Sun.




posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:10 PM
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Don't you just feel like the universe is amazing and we are lucky we can observe these things.

I love it.


Thanks for posting.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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Space scares some, but I think its only because it threatens their egos. Nobody wants to imagine this happening to our solar system because they like to feel special. The smaller I feel, the happier I am, and this kind of info does the trick.
Amazing.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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Space doesn't scare me. What is bound to happen will happen, space is an algorithm of randomness that no one will ever be able to find a pattern to it. Y

Yes, we can differentiate between planets and stars...but behaviors of such entity and their creation is something that will always be left up to the imagination. Maybe quantum's will bring us a step closer to seeing more such marvelous events.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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one can only hope! its hard to imagine living in a space-exploration based society...maybe next life...

edit: grammar

[edit on 20-5-2010 by mooseinhisglory]



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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They were able to record radio waves being emitted from the star, upon decryption it seems there was a message being conveyed! It read "nom nom nom"



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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I hear they are recording those signals emitted in the UV Light spectrum by using Radio Telescopes.



[edit on 22-5-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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wooopsie, i actually posted a thread about this a day after yours, sorry for doing that, its odd how it didn't come up in a search, i even complain in other repeat threads about people not searching (when i was unaware of this one, and actually doing it my self, THE HYPOCRISY! lol)

Guess i need to look harder next time, again sorry for taking any attention away from your thread that i might have.


Its a very interesting article, i wonder how long it will take for star to completely consume that planet.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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I'll admit to having little in the way of education but I have a question.

If the planet is being consumed by the star, the planet is loosing mass, so wouldn't the planet's orbit change?



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by mithrawept
If the planet is being consumed by the star, the planet is loosing mass, so wouldn't the planet's orbit change?
Not much. The orbit is dominated by the mass of the star, so the mass of the star would have to change significantly, and swallowing a planet may not do much to the mass of the star on a percentage change basis.

For example, The Earth is going to get swallowed up by the sun as the sun expands (don't worry, it won't happen to your kids or grandkids, it's a few billion years out).

When that happens the mass of the sun will only increase by roughly 1 part in a million.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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I repeat, from a duplicate thread;
True image or it didn't happen.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by Dasher
I repeat, from a duplicate thread;
True image or it didn't happen.


The caption underneath the picture is there in bold, and clearly states that this is a artists rendition.

There are no true images of objects that far out in space. Not yet at least, just wait until quantum's gets fully fired up.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:53 AM
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I stand by my statement. Just as people are free to excuse spiritual things because they do not always fall within a certain spectrum, I will excuse that which has no bearing on me at all, and furthermore, makes no tangible image without overly complex tools. It is foolishness to revel in man's accomplishments while man continues to fail at the most basic duty of balancing simple things. Disregard. My point was satirical/philosophical in nature and does not amuse many here anyway. I am mostly just amusing myself during my periods of insomnia. I should lay in bed for while. I'll fall asleep faster. A Dios all.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:23 AM
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I, for one, propose that we rename this star "Galactus".
Seems only appropriate to me. Course now we need to keep an eye out for the Silver Surfer.
OM NOM NOM NOM!


 
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