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"Vampire" Stars Found in Heart of Our Galaxy—A First
NatGeoNwes ^ | June 9, 2011 | Charles Choi

Posted on 06/11/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Called blue stragglers, these cannibal stars have been spotted in other parts of the Milky Way. They seem to lag in age next to the other stars with which they formed—appearing hotter, and thus younger and bluer.

Astronomers suspect blue stragglers look so youthful because they've stolen hydrogen fuel from other stars, perhaps after colliding into their victims.

These cannibal stars are routinely found in dense star clusters, where stars have many chances to feed off each other. Now, however, scientists have found blue stragglers in the Milky Way's galactic bulge, a dense region of stars and gas surrounding the galaxy's center.

"For a long time, it was suspected there were blue stragglers in the bulge, but no one knew how many there might be," said Will Clarkson, an astronomer at Indiana University Bloomington and the University of California, Los Angeles.

"At long last, we've shown they're there."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: haltonarp; stringtheory; vampirestars; xplanets

1 posted on 06/11/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 06/11/2011 5:15:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

And these DO sparkle!


3 posted on 06/11/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: BenLurkin
i vant to suck your H2
4 posted on 06/11/2011 5:19:28 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping of possible interest.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 5:30:16 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: BenLurkin

Galactic redistribution of wealth? Liberal stars, perhaps?


6 posted on 06/11/2011 5:30:16 PM PDT by killer_rat
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To: BenLurkin
vampire star
7 posted on 06/11/2011 5:32:30 PM PDT by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright . But she's not there)
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To: BenLurkin

have they found any Porn Stars?


8 posted on 06/11/2011 5:58:24 PM PDT by mylife
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To: BenLurkin
I thought Commander Shepard already took care of the Collector base in the Galaxy's Center!?

http://images.wikia.com/masseffect/images/5/5c/Collector_base.png

9 posted on 06/11/2011 5:59:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: BenLurkin

Not much chance of life in that neighborhood.


10 posted on 06/11/2011 6:01:04 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: BenLurkin

Big fish eat little fish.... seems to be the one of the basic laws of the Universe.


11 posted on 06/11/2011 6:12:50 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s probably Bush’s fault.


12 posted on 06/11/2011 6:13:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Krankor

Uh.....um....errr.....ahem!


13 posted on 06/11/2011 6:21:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I want to name the blue twins - Bela and Lugosi.

It would only seem fitting to do this.

On earth, we have two vampires running the country, sucking it dry. Named “Obama” and “Michele”.

“We’re gonna need a bigger cross!”


14 posted on 06/11/2011 6:25:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin
Vampirogenesis

15 posted on 06/11/2011 7:09:38 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: mylife
have they found any Porn Stars?

No, but here's our Galactic Bulge:

16 posted on 06/11/2011 7:16:35 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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17 posted on 06/11/2011 7:47:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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Thanks annie laurie.

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18 posted on 06/11/2011 7:49:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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Thanks annie laurie.
 
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19 posted on 06/11/2011 7:50:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: BenLurkin
"Vampire" Stars Found in Heart of Our Galaxy
Astronomers suspect blue stragglers look so youthful because they've stolen hydrogen fuel from other stars, perhaps after colliding into their victims.

20 posted on 06/12/2011 5:02:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: BenLurkin

Send Buffy up there. She’ll take care of them.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 5:03:13 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: BenLurkin

Mr. Choi, please make up your mind. Are they sexy, sparkling vampires or disgusting, zombie-like cannibals? You can’t have it both ways.


22 posted on 06/12/2011 8:26:53 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT Lightning ping list.)
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