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Old October 19th 16, 03:11 PM posted to
Fred J. McCall[_3_]
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Default Totally empty space?


On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:14:22 -0700, Fred J. McCall wrote:


Is there anywhere in space, well out past our solar system, between stars, where
there's absolutely nothing? And by that I mean not even any atoms? Or does the
fact that there's a "space" out there mean there are atoms? Just got to thinking
about it. Thanks.

You're still going to have some atoms. There may be only one in a one
meter cube (intergalactic space), but there will be some.

Okay. But an atom of what? Hydrogen? Carbon?

What are stellar winds made up of?

Hint: It's not carbon.

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