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Planetivore Witnessed in our Galactic Neighborhood

 
 
Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 08:55 pm
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'Cannibal' star observed devouring planet
The Hubble space telescope has spotted a star in the act of consuming a planet that is skimming around it.

By Paul Sutherland, Skymania News / May 20, 2010

Astronomers have used the Hubble space telescope to spot a cannibal star in the act of eating a planet skimming around it. The doomed world " the hottest known in our galaxy " has been stretched into the shape of a rugby football and is spilling matter into its parent sun.

Astronomers reckon the planet, dubbed WASP-12b, has only ten million or so years left before it is completely devoured " a mere blip in time on the cosmic scale.


http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Cool-Astronomy/2010/0520/Cannibal-star-observed-devouring-planet
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failures art
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 09:02 pm
Galactus! He comes!

A
R
T!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 09:18 pm
@failures art,
Get the pepper ready! I hear he doesn't like a lot of pepper on his food.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 09:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
That bastard! It killed WASP-12b!
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 10:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
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before it is completely devoured


That's not being devoured, that's a lonnnnnnnnng leisurely meal.

What strikes me as odd is that the gravitational pull has been strong enough to change the shape of the planet but it's only spilling matter. I wonder why that is.

Probably a hoax like the landing on the moon.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 22 May, 2010 10:21 pm
The slow food movement goes galactic.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sVbKKAuellY/SIdX4p_pmEI/AAAAAAAABxw/R1pZuT-LudQ/s400/slow%2520food%2520logo.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 23 May, 2010 09:51 am
@dadpad,
It's official. Planetnivore is now a real word.

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Thanks for your definition of Planetnivore!

Editors reviewed your entry and have decided to publish it on urbandictionary.com.

It should appear on this page in the next few days:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Planetnivore

Urban Dictionary

Planetnivore

noun {plan-it-nuh-vawr}
an animal, alien, planet, or star that eats an entire planet or planets.

related forms:
planetnivorous, planetnivoral

The Hubble space telescope has spotted a planetnivore star in the act of devouring a codependent planet that is orbiting around that star as reported in a science article published in the CS Monitor.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:50 pm
@tsarstepan,
Malicious planetnivore finds her way onto the quintessential backpage culture gauge of New York Magazine Approval Matrix section:
http://i47.tinypic.com/wstk3o.jpg

http://nymag.com/arts/all/approvalmatrix/66281/
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