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(Guardian)   The planet Krypton has been located 27.1 light years from Earth   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2012-11-05 11:27:37 PM  
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Just to piss you off, allow me to point out that gravity is determined by mass and the square root of the distance between the two objects. A 5 solar mass star and a 5 solar mass black hole have the same gravitational field unless you're so close that you'd be inside the photosphere of the star.

Inside that distance, you have to start thinking about how much star is "above" you. gravity at the center of a non-singularity is effectively zero. Gravity at the center of a singularity is math I don't know how to do :P

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"Dude, I need to warn y'all of Earth ... Math is coming. And my hair is a bird."

Actually, I'm more intrigued by the Addis Ababa meteorite and how that got here in time for Superman.
Maybe it was just a brick of bad weed Haile Selassie got from his visit to his Rastafarian faithful in Jamaica, or that it was green-colored silver kryptonite.

/actually, a Superman movie with Nic Cage as a drug-abusing, cynical, amoral, out-of-touch Kryptonian who has trouble relating to Earthlings would be interesting.
2012-11-05 10:42:33 PM  
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I like Neil, but the internet's obsession with him gets a bit annoying
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