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(CNN)   Micronova: a new a) compact Chevy, b) fun-size Russian spy, or c) type of stellar explosion?   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-04-21 3:09:42 AM  
d) New island in the South pacific after underwater volcano erupts.
 
2022-04-21 3:48:08 AM  
Boy astronomers have weird ways to define a "micro-fusion" event when its something that consumes more matter than the entire earth in a matter of hours
 
2022-04-21 4:29:54 AM  
Isnt this what happened to Eta Carinae in 1843? Serious question.
 
2022-04-21 4:44:37 AM  

ISO15693: Isnt this what happened to Eta Carinae in 1843? Serious question.


Eta Carinae is a different type of star, and whatever happened to it was orders of magnitude larger than a micronova, or even a regular nova.
 
2022-04-21 5:18:37 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: ISO15693: Isnt this what happened to Eta Carinae in 1843? Serious question.

Eta Carinae is a different type of star, and whatever happened to it was orders of magnitude larger than a micronova, or even a regular nova.


Most likely is a failed supernova. Its expected to fully go boom in the "near future", and there really isnt much else tht could make a star get that much brighter over a few days before fading again
 
2022-04-21 5:25:53 AM  

lifeslammer: Boy astronomers have weird ways to define a "micro-fusion" event when its something that consumes more matter than the entire earth in a matter of hours


Hate to brake it to you, but the Earth isn't very big.  Just ask Subby's mom.
 
2022-04-21 6:03:52 AM  

lifeslammer: Boy astronomers have weird ways to define a "micro-fusion" event when its something that consumes more matter than the entire earth in a matter of hours


"Space," [the Hitchhiker's Guide] says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
 
2022-04-21 7:25:50 AM  

Archie Goodwin: lifeslammer: Boy astronomers have weird ways to define a "micro-fusion" event when its something that consumes more matter than the entire earth in a matter of hours

"Space," [the Hitchhiker's Guide] says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.


Well yes, but cant they just call something like this a star fart?
 
2022-04-21 8:41:27 AM  
My first car was a nova.  It was a mustang killer.
 
2022-04-21 8:47:53 AM  
Blame it on the bossanova?
 
2022-04-21 9:10:53 AM  

covfefe: Blame it on the bossanova?


That's on the other end of the scale

tutorialnova
micronova
nova
supernova
hypernova
bossanova
finalbossanova
 
2022-04-21 9:26:27 AM  

lifeslammer: Archie Goodwin: lifeslammer: Boy astronomers have weird ways to define a "micro-fusion" event when its something that consumes more matter than the entire earth in a matter of hours

"Space," [the Hitchhiker's Guide] says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.

Well yes, but cant they just call something like this a star fart?


I don't make the rules. I'm just here for the old cultural references.
 
2022-04-21 9:28:10 AM  
 
2022-04-21 6:39:41 PM  

CoonAce: My first car was a nova.  It was a mustang killer.


My folks had a '72 with the 327 engine. Left the 'vroom-vroom' boys at the light every time on Beach Blvd. when I got sent to the store in it in the mid 70's!
 
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