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(Slate)   Say hello to my faint, cool, little friends: Astronomers discover third closest star system just six light years away   ( divider line
    More: Cool, light-years, Alpha Centauri, Atomic Nucleus, NASA's Wide, failed star, Binary Star, metallicity, dwarf star  
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2013-03-11 03:47:19 PM  
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I think they ought to name one Star 'Gary' and the other 'Coleman'
2013-03-11 03:37:44 PM  
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SmackLT: Wait, it's a binary star system?


Now we just have to convince 4chan and Reddit to occupy different planets, then unveil the true power of an armed and fully operational FarkStar.
2013-03-11 02:17:00 PM  
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Lt. Cheese Weasel: 6 light years?  Might as well be 6 billion light years.  We're never getting off this rock to make that kind of voyage.  EVER.

Oh c'mon mankind its only 6 light years away.  If you can't pay attention to local affairs then I have no sympathy for you.

..Power up the destructor beams
2013-03-11 04:18:41 PM  
1 vote:
What a brown dwarf may look like...
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2013-03-11 01:54:17 PM  
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Brown dwarfs are one of the most fascinating things out there, at least to me. Too small to be a star, too big to be a planet, I wonder where they really fall on a percentage of mass of the galaxy. I would think that they are more numerous than the stars themselves. I bet we have a brown dwarf closer to us than Alpha Centauri.

/Also, Bad Astronomer should change his Fark login to Badass Astronomer.
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