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A star disturbed the comets of the solar system 70,000 years ago
sciencedaily.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Posted on 03/20/2018 8:40:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Scholz's star -- named after the German astronomer who discovered it -- approached less than a light-year from the Sun. Nowadays it is almost 20 light-years away, but 70,000 years ago it entered the Oort cloud, a reservoir of trans-Neptunian objects located at the confines of the solar system.

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Now two astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid, the brothers Carlos and Raúl de la Fuente Marcos, together with the researcher Sverre J. Aarseth of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), have analyzed for the first time the nearly 340 objects of the solar system with hyperbolic orbits (very open V-shaped, not the typical elliptical), and in doing so they have detected that the trajectory of some of them is influenced by the passage of Scholz´s star.

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"In principle," he adds, "one would expect those positions to be evenly distributed in the sky, particularly if these objects come from the Oort cloud; however, what we find is very different: a statistically significant accumulation of radiants. The pronounced over-density appears projected in the direction of the constellation of Gemini, which fits the close encounter with Scholz´s star."

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Scholz´s star is actually a binary system formed by a small red dwarf, with about 9% of the mass of the Sun, around which a much less bright and smaller brown dwarf orbits. It is likely that our ancestors saw its faint reddish light in the nights of prehistory.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: browndwarf; catastrophism; comets; complutense; gemini; johnmatese; neanderthals; oortcloud; oumuamua; reddwarf; scholzsstar; spain; sverrejaarseth; unitedkingdom; uofcambridge; uofmadrid
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1 posted on 03/20/2018 8:40:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

gnip


2 posted on 03/20/2018 8:40:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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From 2015

Close Call! ‘Scholz’s Star’ Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago
By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | February 19, 2015 03:25pm ET
https://www.space.com/28611-star-flew-through-solar-system.html


3 posted on 03/20/2018 8:42:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Not my fault!


4 posted on 03/20/2018 8:47:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: BenLurkin

)bama disturbed the Constitutional System much more recently.


5 posted on 03/20/2018 8:48:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

“Trans Neptunian”

One of those star-trek alien man-chicks?


6 posted on 03/20/2018 8:49:50 PM PDT by Rebelbase ( Hillary, DNC, DOJ and FBI colluded with a British National to influence the 2016 Pres. election)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting...

Other articles have talked about a star grazing that interacted with Kuiper belt objects, causing their weird groupings, the “ninth” or “x” planet.


7 posted on 03/20/2018 8:52:33 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL!


8 posted on 03/20/2018 8:52:56 PM PDT by LYDIAONTARIO
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To: Darksheare
Not my fault!

You sure?

I heard it might have been in search of a really good cup of coffee. ;)

9 posted on 03/20/2018 8:58:41 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear ( Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!! Or maybe midgets....)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“Good” and my coffee are..at odds I am told.
It might have been fleeing.


10 posted on 03/20/2018 9:09:06 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: Rebelbase
Doesn't matter when it's Arcurian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEnoLnq8OZg
11 posted on 03/20/2018 9:10:31 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: BenLurkin

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/01/us/nasa-asteroid-flyby-planetary-defense-trnd/index.html


12 posted on 03/20/2018 9:17:46 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: Darksheare
Do not insult your coffee.

That cup of black tar kept me awake more then one night when I was working the graveyard shift.

And gave me curly eyelashes.

13 posted on 03/20/2018 9:21:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear ( Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!! Or maybe midgets....)
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To: BenLurkin

Nonsense. Why are doing SunkinCiv’s dirty work?


14 posted on 03/20/2018 9:38:15 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t that about the same time frame as the meteor crater impact in Arizona. Just wondering if this might be related to that.


15 posted on 03/20/2018 9:51:55 PM PDT by Federal46
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Sadly, I’m immune to that horrible death sludge.
Alien intelligences woukd likely consider it an act of war if we launched some into orbit.


16 posted on 03/20/2018 10:04:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, that Schulz Star - NGC IKnowNothing

The other star could have been Elvis. After all, he did sing “Flaming Star”.


17 posted on 03/20/2018 10:26:00 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin

You think the MSM hysteria is bad with global warming? Imagine how unhinged the MSM coverage would be if there was another star system on an intercept course with our own. And this star was going to basically plow thru the Orr cloud knocking various planetoids about like a wild billiard shot.


18 posted on 03/20/2018 11:11:42 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: Darksheare
Not my fault!

"Just bad luck!"

19 posted on 03/20/2018 11:19:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Flick Lives
Actually there s a star on a collision course with us. A whole bunch of them. In fact a whole ding, dang dilly of a galaxy of 'em! The Andromeda Galaxy, our sister galaxy and our galaxy, The Milky Way are on a collision course with each other as I post this. They're hurtling towards each other at a speed of some 400,000 miles an hour. But since they' at a distance of some 2million, 300,000 light years away, it's going to be a while before the collide AND Earth is predicted to survive. So.. that kinda shoots the odds on betting on the outcome, I would think. But it sure is enough time for that guy on MSNBC, what's his name, .. oh yeah, Rachel Maddow to get his shorts in a wad.
20 posted on 03/20/2018 11:19:22 PM PDT by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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