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A Billion Stars Hiding in Milky Way
space.com via Yahoo.com ^
| Robert Roy Britt
Posted on 02/23/2006 9:05:14 PM PST by grey_whiskers
Astronomers have found that a diffuse X-ray glow in our galaxy is not generated by hot gas but rather it's radiating from old stars that have yet to be counted.
There could be roughly a billion stars we didn't know about in the Milky Way, they said Wednesday.
The discovery, if confirmed, "would have a profound impact on our understanding of the history of our galaxy, from star-formation and supernova rates to stellar evolution," according to a statement released by NASA.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Science; UFO's
KEYWORDS: astronomy; galaxy; milkyway; science; xplanets; xraystars
As Calvin said in Calvin and Hobbes
, "This is so
To: grey_whiskers; RadioAstronomer; PatrickHenry; neverdem; AntiGuv; Right Wing Professor
Radio, talking w-a-a-a-y over my head here, how dense are x-ray stars? Could this go partway towards making up some of the mass whose absence led to conjectures of "cold, dark matter" ??
...or will I have to clean out the back of the fridge after all?
Patrick, neverdem, antiguv, is this the kind of stuff your regulars might like?
RWP, why not? You usually have something cogent to add :-)
posted on 02/23/2006 9:08:28 PM PST
(The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
"How come all the stars at night are white"? - Jesse Jackson
who you calling old?
posted on 02/23/2006 9:54:25 PM PST
by Dick Vomer
(liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
So.....there are ONE billion more stars than we thought...
posted on 02/23/2006 10:27:45 PM PST
((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
With all those stars out there, there must be some kind of life on at least .0001% of the planets.
And that would be???? Guestimation please.
posted on 02/24/2006 3:07:52 AM PST
(Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
posted on 06/29/2006 12:19:33 AM PDT
(updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006.)
posted on 10/20/2006 4:00:08 PM PDT
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