WHERE DOES "SOL" (Our Sun) RANK? How significant?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 29, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    I thought the answer was Antares... but I blew it. I did think this was interesting....

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    Jul 29, 2009 3:59 PM GMT


    Hmmmm.

    Is this a gay topic?

    And anyway, I thought the biggest star known to man was:


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    Jul 29, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    GymneeCrickets said

    Hmmmm.

    Is this a gay topic?

    We talk about anything here and if you thought Jackson was... perhaps its time for a little insight.

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    Jul 29, 2009 4:07 PM GMT


    Wrong the biggest star known to man was is?098pyM6imok7E0ZiGh_2u2N2Zxa4WfSJO08n6 for some people at least

    And as for the sun video....That music scared the shit outta me
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    GymneeCrickets said

    Hmmmm.

    Is this a gay topic?

    We talk about anything here and if you thought Jackson was... perhaps its time for a little insight.

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    I guess my question was based on the fact that this section is titled: ALL THINGS GAY
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    GymneeCrickets said
    HndsmKansan said


    Well your new here, so be assurred, we talk about anything and everything here....
    Gay related or not.

    btw, welcome to RJ
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    GymneeCrickets said
    HndsmKansan said


    Well your new here, so be assurred, we talk about anything and everything here....
    Gay related or not.

    btw, welcome to RJ

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    Jul 30, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Interesting Chris~
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    Superman has kryptonite, I have blue celestial bodies.

    I know there were a dozen larger stars, but I recoiled in horror at that big blue star. Super freaky.
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Makes you wonder why God would give those other galaxies a larger sun
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    phemt saidMakes you wonder why God would give those other galaxies a larger sun



    They aren't in other galaxies.. they are in the Milky Way galaxy....
    and in some cases those larger stars are binary or grouped stars, sometimes with smaller dwarf companions. The closest star to our system is the Alpha/ proxima Centari. system... 4.3 light years away.
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    Nice! love astronomy.

    What really gets you feeling small is zooming back to the whole galaxy, then the local cluster, then further and further out....

    Carl Sagan made it sound more vast then me, though.
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    phemt saidMakes you wonder why God would give those other galaxies a larger sun



    They aren't in other galaxies.. they are in the Milky Way galaxy....
    and in some cases those larger stars are binary or grouped stars, sometimes with smaller dwarf companions. The closest star to our system is the Alpha/ proxima Centari. system... 4.3 light years away.


    Thanks for the information - I knew I should had stayed in the Astronomy club icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 10:40 AM GMT
    1969er saidNice! love astronomy.

    What really gets you feeling small is zooming back to the whole galaxy, then the local cluster, then further and further out....

    Carl Sagan made it sound more vast then me, though.


    It is. Considering what we're seeing right now of the night sky is from at least a few years ago old (4.3 light years, the Alpha Centauri system*) to the echoes of the Big Bang. Lord knows what the current universe actually looks like. Aliens have probably arranged the galaxies into a circle or something and are dancing around it in tutus and shit.

    It makes you realize that Time indeed is the fourth dimension and separates us just as effectively as space.

    *which is actually composed of THREE stars, with one of them orbiting the binary main stars, like how Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune would have done, if they hadn't failed their stellar evolution classes.
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
    Sedative said

    Alpha Centauri
    *which is actually composed of THREE stars, with one of them orbiting the binary main stars, like how Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune would have done, if they hadn't failed their stellar evolution classes.



    Correct, but I remember correctly, the 3rd one is a faint dwarf and is hardly relevant..... but it does make you wonder about other star systems and what can support life. Some systems couldn't sustain life because of the conditions, but even if Jupiter had been a "faint dwarf" and orbited where it is now... we still might be here.
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Sedative said

    Alpha Centauri
    *which is actually composed of THREE stars, with one of them orbiting the binary main stars, like how Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune would have done, if they hadn't failed their stellar evolution classes.



    Correct, but I remember correctly, the 3rd one is a faint dwarf and is hardly relevant..... but it does make you wonder about other star systems and what can support life. Some systems couldn't sustain life because of the conditions, but even if Jupiter had been a "faint dwarf" and orbited where it is now... we still might be here.


    In the sequels to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jupiter is actually ignited by the monolith there. Turning it into a brown dwarf, and the solar system's second sun to melt the ice on Europa and encourage life there to evolve. It was renamed 'Lucifer'. It supposedly killed off a lot of earth species that relied on the night/day cycles because night itself became more sporadic on earth, with the addition of a new (albeit fainter) source of light.
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:47 PM GMT
    oh i don't feel that our sol is insignificant at all. it may not be the biggest or the brightest, but it's the only one with life. so as far as i'm concerned it is the most significant in the universe
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI think it's really cute when gay men talk about astronomy. It's sort of like watching straight guys talk about baseball or football. icon_razz.gif



    What are you talking about? I've been into astronomy since 4th grade.
    I thrive on it. I'm told one of my b-day gifts this year is a long term subscription to "Astronomy" magazine.... yeah!

    And I can talk baseball or football as well.

    wtf!!!
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI'm not implying that it's feminine at all. I think astronomy is great. I like reading the posts here. I am not being sarcastic. I made a comparison but I wasn't implying that it was queeny or feminine.

    Honestly, Chris. You need to have more confidence. If I attack you or emasculate you trust me you WILL know it. icon_twisted.gif


    emasculate with words? why? when knives and hot water are so much better icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
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    muchmorethanmuscle said

    emasculate with words? why? when knives and hot water are so much better icon_razz.gif



    Yeah!!!! Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidWell..if Chris happened to be within a reasonable proximity sure ....


    I'd start some boiling water right now. icon_twisted.gif


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    Jul 30, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidWell..if Chris happened to be within a reasonable proximity sure ....


    I'd start some boiling water right now. icon_twisted.gif



    Hey its my birthday... isn't a spanking enough??? LOL

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 30, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidYou just want the WHOOOOLE galaxy to know that it WAS your birthday don't you?



    You think too small.. the whole universe!!!

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    your something else.....
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    Jul 30, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
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    Jul 30, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    1969er saidNice! love astronomy.

    What really gets you feeling small is zooming back to the whole galaxy, then the local cluster, then further and further out....

    Carl Sagan made it sound more vast then me, though.


    Like this?