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Frantic Comet Massacre Taking Place at Fomalhaut

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:02 PM
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Not quite sure the wording of the title is the way it is which is what attracted me to the story to begin with. Hope there is someone who can explain it satisfactorily in layman's terms.

Anyway here is the story, I thought you might enjoy the story. New planets, suns and stars are being discovered all the time. I find this a very interesting time to live in. What's your opinion?





Nancy Atkinson



There may be some frantic activity going on in the narrow, dusty disk surrounding a nearby star named Fomalhaut. Scientists have been trying to understand the makeup of the disk, and new observations by the Herschel Space Observatory reveals the disk may come from cometary collisions. But in order to create the amount of dust and debris seen around Fomalhaut, there would have to be collisions destroying thousands of icy comets every day.







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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by 1loserel2
What's your opinion?


Need better glasses to get a closer look.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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maybe its a futuristic space war....


or .. you know... not



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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reply to post by truthinfact
 


That's the home planet
of The Dorsai
Anybody fooling with them will get a war



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by 1loserel2
Not quite sure the wording of the title is the way it is which is what attracted me to the story to begin with.


I can't say much either. The title of your post is what brought me in. I have nothing of value to add honestly, except for this awesome photo from the article:



S&F'd so maybe we can get some additional attention to this. Can't wait to hear more about this...
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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They say it's a young star (200 million years old from what I'm reading looking it up online), so I suppose it's not too surprising that it should still have a large amount of stuff in its disc that hasn't been sucked in by the gravity of larger objects. As the article says, the amount of cometary stuff in its disc is in a range that we think our own solar system once had, so it's not too strange, is it?



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Looks like the formation of a new solar system to me. Sounds like it is simalar to the conditions of our solar system long ago. It's pretty cool having it this close to be able to observe and study. Maybe it will one day help to answer questions about our own solar system. I wonder if it's not comets then possibly it captured a rouge planet traveling through space and crushed it while capturing it. Either way, intersting find and cool photo.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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The STAR could be releasing the material into the disk and carrying strong rotations that is keeps the material close. Maybe the STAR was larger before detected and now we see its parts surrounding it...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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I watched this vid on comets and found it interesting .. When Planets Gave Birth to Comets www.youtube.com... it seems that we are told what might be going on millions of miles away from us when at the same time science cant tell us whats up within our own solar system ..peace



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