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Old February 24th 04, 01:46 PM
Abdul Ahad
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What do these 3 have in common: Wolf-Rayet stars, the Pistol Star and
Alkaid (Eta UMa?
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Old February 24th 04, 02:58 PM
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What do these 3 have in common: Wolf-Rayet stars, the Pistol Star and
Alkaid (Eta UMa?


*Shrugs* They all suffer from terrible wind, live life in the fast lane and
will go out with a bang?

In other words: They have strong solar winds, are high-mass blue-white fast
'burning' short-lifetime stars and will die in rather violent and exotic
ways.

On the other hand if I was cynical I'd say they all belonged to a homework
question!
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Old February 26th 04, 11:46 AM
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What do these 3 have in common: Wolf-Rayet stars, the Pistol Star and
Alkaid (Eta UMa)?


*Shrugs* They all suffer from terrible wind, live life in the fast lane and
will go out with a bang?

In other words: They have strong solar winds, are high-mass blue-white fast
'burning' short-lifetime stars and will die in rather violent and exotic
ways.


Not quite! Its a quiz remember... no serious Astronomy answers
required. Here's a hint: look at the names and associate with law &
order...

Abdul Ahad
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Old February 26th 04, 12:13 PM
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What do these 3 have in common: Wolf-Rayet stars, the Pistol
Star and Alkaid (Eta UMa)?


*Shrugs* They all suffer from terrible wind, live life in the fast
lane and will go out with a bang?

In other words: They have strong solar winds, are high-mass
blue-white fast 'burning' short-lifetime stars and will die in

rather
violent and exotic ways.


Not quite! Its a quiz remember... no serious Astronomy answers
required. Here's a hint: look at the names and associate with law
& order...


Whooosh is the sound made as this passes over my head and on up into
orbit.
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Andrew Urquhart
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Old February 28th 04, 01:04 PM
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Whooosh is the sound made as this passes over my head and on up into
orbit.


O.K. looks like nobody could guess the answer, so no prizes.
They all have names that link them with celestial violence!

Wolf Rayets are renowned for starting riots in the galaxy... The
Pistol Star in Sagittarius (my star sign!) is a lone celestial
gunslinger, of a 100 thousand million Sun powers!, shooting vast
quantities of 'star stuff' out into space and causing violent
nebulosity... 'Alkaid' is often flashed up on US Defense Department
computer screens as a link to Al Qaeda, even though its going about
its business as a perfectly innocent, normal star!

Abdul Ahad
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are at last ready to set sail for the stars" - Carl Sagan.
 




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