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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Dad Quiets Omicron Ceti
| April 01, 2012
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Posted on 03/31/2012 10:43:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: The Omicron Cetians have been silenced. After alien-like monsters were reported to disturb his daughter's sleep for four nights in a row, this father took action. When last questioned, the daughter seemed to indicate that the hullabaloo might have come from a planetary system possibly sounding like "Omicron Ceti". Getting to the root of the problem, the dad then took his daughter outside and used a powerful laser to blast the alien's home world. Humorously, the parent star Omicron Ceti now shows itself to be unstable and is dramatically increasing its brightness. Happy April Fool's Day from the folks at APOD. In actuality, the star being pointed out is Mira, a famous variable star expected to reach its maximum brightness again in late August. The father in question was actually pointing out, to his daughter, the star that shares her name.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; omicronceti; science
posted on 03/31/2012 10:43:24 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
I'm sick up and fed with these fah-reekin' terrestrial shots, and we've only had three days' worth.
posted on 03/31/2012 10:44:31 PM PDT
(I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
Greetings from Omicron Persei 8
posted on 03/31/2012 11:00:15 PM PDT
(Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
I heard Aliens taste like chicken.
posted on 03/31/2012 11:00:22 PM PDT
Please don’t shine flashlights up into the night sky. It can attract aliens.
posted on 04/01/2012 4:35:29 AM PDT
That is one wicked light saber, Luke.
posted on 04/01/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
Pop a Popler in your mouth when you eat at Fishy Joe’s!
posted on 04/01/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT
by Conan the Librarian
(The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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