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A Star, Shedding

Astronomers have found a star, zipping through the galaxy at 291,000 miles per hour, creating a tail much like those of comets. This tail, however, is 13 light-years long.

Mira

No commentary, except to note that the universe is a wonderfully strange place. That, and it’s good we can see the tail. Otherwise, it would be coming right at us. 😉

Link courtesy of Boing Boing.

1 Comment

  1. “…it’s good we can see the tail. Otherwise, it would be coming right at us.”

    This begs the question: how many stars are there out there that we CAN’T see tails like this (i.e. ARE headed straight at us)? :-

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