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(io9)   Scientists discover binary star systems with stars so close it takes them less than four hours to orbit one another   (io9.com) divider line 36
    More: Unlikely, orbits, binary systems, Binary Star, United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, University of Hertfordshire, Astronomical Society, red dwarf stars, magnetic fields  
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2012-07-07 02:41:03 AM
Farking magnets, how do they work?
 
2012-07-07 07:41:46 AM
Must have enabled some of them fancy compiler optimizations
 
2012-07-07 07:43:16 AM
Is this another Tom Cruise / Katie Holmes story?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-07-07 08:34:39 AM
I wonder who is the biatch in this relationship
 
2012-07-07 08:42:17 AM
overly attached girlfriend.

// also did not read the RTFA, these Gawker Media sites break horribly on browsers that aren't tuned to needing all the rich media crap they force you to have.
 
2012-07-07 08:44:24 AM
The intense gravitational forces give the bugs an endless supply of bug meteors in the form of this asteroid belt.

media.tumblr.com

/would you like to know more?
 
2012-07-07 08:48:33 AM

Jackpot777: The intense gravitational forces give the bugs an endless supply of bug meteors in the form of this asteroid belt.

[media.tumblr.com image 300x229]

/would you like to know more?


OOOOO, the Delta Quadrant!

/Or is it Gamma?
//farking Star Trek
 
2012-07-07 08:49:47 AM
If you'd followed the link, you still wouldn't have read much of a FA. Here, have a link that actually references the paper:

http://www.universetoday.com/96160/impossible-binary-star-systems-fo un d/

Both articles show the same unlikely artist's conception, with two sharply spherical red dwarves apparently separated by less than one diameter. If they're orbiting this closely, they'd look like eggs at least, and more likely like a single hourglass.
 
2012-07-07 09:14:15 AM

jfarkinB: If you'd followed the link, you still wouldn't have read much of a FA. Here, have a link that actually references the paper:

http://www.universetoday.com/96160/impossible-binary-star-systems-fo un d/

Both articles show the same unlikely artist's conception, with two sharply spherical red dwarves apparently separated by less than one diameter. If they're orbiting this closely, they'd look like eggs at least, and more likely like a single hourglass.


So the dipsh*t at Gawker posts a 10 line "story" that links to actual content, and that gets green lit on Fark.

Why the F are we paying you people? (comment not at Fark specifically, but at all "content generator" swine like Gawker who just leech others stuff and slap a label on it with 18 ad trackers and call it good)
 
2012-07-07 10:47:56 AM
I don't get the 'unlikely' tag. Is it happening or not?
 
2012-07-07 10:56:14 AM
When do we privately colonize them?
 
2012-07-07 11:23:55 AM
'Unlikely', subby?

Next thing will be you telling us you don't believe in mohammed.
 
2012-07-07 11:30:29 AM
mmmm..... Mo' hammed

*drools*
 
2012-07-07 11:41:40 AM

Jackpot777: The intense gravitational forces give the bugs an endless supply of bug meteors in the form of this asteroid belt.

[media.tumblr.com image 300x229]

/would you like to know more?


Knowing Paul Verhoevens love of satire, I'm pretty sure he put the Klendathu system on the other side of the galaxy just to be snarky seeing as how it would have taken hundreds of millions of years for a sublight rock to cross that.
 
2012-07-07 11:42:26 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: When do we privately colonize them?


Discover oil there, then the powers that be would start working on that most ricky tick.
 
2012-07-07 11:44:07 AM

Generation_D: So the dipsh*t at Gawker posts a 10 line "story" that links to actual content, and that gets green lit on Fark.

Why the F are we paying you people? (comment not at Fark specifically, but at all "content generator" swine like Gawker who just leech others stuff and slap a label on it with 18 ad trackers and call it good)


Welcome to 2008. I never click on Gawker sites, but they aren't even the worst. Lately there's been a surge in sites that do the same thing but are either written by computers or people who have never been outside China, the English is so bad and random. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before those start being linked on Fark.

That's not even getting into the whole slew of tech sites out there where all the senior people left and were replaced by zit poppers who (1) don't know how to write and (2) all they write about is "check out this cool new thing!!!"
 
2012-07-07 11:58:31 AM
geeeeeeee
 
2012-07-07 12:52:38 PM
That'll give them aliens an excellent way of keeping time.
 
2012-07-07 01:32:05 PM

Tainted1: Quantum Apostrophe: When do we privately colonize them?

Discover oil there, then the powers that be would start working on that most ricky tick.


Naturally, and we totally have the technology to do so.
 
2012-07-07 01:32:51 PM
Unless it's 12.8 million light years away, it's no big deal. Reading these astronomy threads, I learned all the cool stuff happens there.
 
2012-07-07 01:46:12 PM

Generation_D: jfarkinB: If you'd followed the link, you still wouldn't have read much of a FA. Here, have a link that actually references the paper:

http://www.universetoday.com/96160/impossible-binary-star-systems-fo un d/

Both articles show the same unlikely artist's conception, with two sharply spherical red dwarves apparently separated by less than one diameter. If they're orbiting this closely, they'd look like eggs at least, and more likely like a single hourglass.

So the dipsh*t at Gawker posts a 10 line "story" that links to actual content, and that gets green lit on Fark.

Why the F are we paying you people? (comment not at Fark specifically, but at all "content generator" swine like Gawker who just leech others stuff and slap a label on it with 18 ad trackers and call it good)


I would like to know more.

I wonder if we could get our money together to pay Fark more than Gawker does, to keep Gawker's crap off Fark.

Aw who am I kidding, I don't even pay $5 a month.
 
2012-07-07 02:39:45 PM
Space Burritos?
 
2012-07-07 03:13:12 PM
OK link now goes to article titled "Proof that making burritos is more fun in space" three line of WOW : o
 
2012-07-07 03:21:12 PM
 
2012-07-07 03:54:41 PM

Generation_D: overly attached girlfriend.

// also did not read the RTFA, these Gawker Media sites break horribly on browsers that aren't tuned to needing all the rich media crap they force you to have.


I actually like io9 as a site, mainly for their amusing True Blood recaps and a general lack of the douchiness that sites like Gizmodo have, but Gawker has really gone out of its way to make the site unusable in recent years. First they did a horrible redesign, then recently they utterly broke the commenting system. It's like Nick Denton is determined to drive off readers.
 
2012-07-07 04:45:39 PM

Jackpot777: The intense gravitational forces give the bugs an endless supply of bug meteors in the form of this asteroid belt.

[media.tumblr.com image 300x229]

/would you like to know more?


Pfft, we know how to deal with 'em bugs, y'all...

cdn.gamerant.com
 
2012-07-07 04:58:09 PM
Oh noes we've been invaded by evil alien burritos!

/quick everyone go to pluto, no one wants pluto
 
2012-07-07 05:42:36 PM
binary star superstar it aint no coincidence
 
2012-07-07 06:31:58 PM
media.screened.com
I told you so!
 
2012-07-07 08:47:56 PM
It's weird to think that roughly half of stars are actually part of a binary system/multiple star system. I doubt you could have planets with life, or planets in general, because of the weird orbits that would result. But they look cool as shiat.
upload.wikimedia.org
damn universe, you so crazy
 
2012-07-07 09:51:19 PM

ordinarysteve: But they look cool as shiat.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-08 02:56:38 AM

Nem Wan: ordinarysteve: But they look cool as shiat.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


Dammit, I can't see that image and not hear the music.
 
2012-07-08 03:35:01 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Tainted1: Quantum Apostrophe: When do we privately colonize them?

Discover oil there, then the powers that be would start working on that most ricky tick.

Naturally, and we totally have the technology to do so.


Absolutely, our technology is solid state.
 
2012-07-08 04:24:03 AM
Mad_Radhu:
First they did a horrible redesign, then recently they utterly broke the commenting system. It's like Nick Denton is determined to drive off readers.

Meh. Users just soak up bandwidth.

demotivators.despair.com
 
db2
2012-07-08 07:26:40 AM
Big deal, pulsars can rotate up to a thousand times per second.
 
2012-07-08 01:06:29 PM

Tainted1: Quantum Apostrophe: Tainted1: Quantum Apostrophe: When do we privately colonize them?

Discover oil there, then the powers that be would start working on that most ricky tick.

Naturally, and we totally have the technology to do so.

Absolutely, our technology is solid state.


It's got no moving parts! Like a vacuum tube!
 
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