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A star shooting water is almost an oxymoron. But a young sun-like star seems to have been spotted 750 light-years from Earth doing just that, as researchers have apparently discovered, according to PopSci. Their findings indicate that the proto-star is shooting water from its poles at about 124,000 miles per hour. Essentially, it's creating water bullets that it shoots deep into interstellar space, according to National Geographic. This star is no more than 100,000 years old, and is located in the northern constellation Perseus.
Stellar Sprinkler Nourishes Galactic "Garden" What's really exciting about the discovery is that it appears to be a stellar rite of passage, the researchers say, which may shed new light on the earliest stages of our own sun's life—and how water fits into that picture. "We are only now beginning to understand that sunlike stars probably all undergo a very energetic phase when they are young," Kristensen said. "It's at this point in their lives when they spew out a lot of high-velocity material—part of which we now know is water."
Originally posted by Jobuko
reply to post by SelfSustainedLoner
Thank you for posting OP. Just a thought.......if it is now accepted that stars produce ("shoot") water out as a part of their life cycle.......and water is considered to be the key to life existing.......and there are more stars existing than any human can fathom..........then shouldn't life now be considered quite abundent (in theory) throughout the universe(s)?