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    The space telescope, Kepler, just before it is retired has captured the death of a star 170 million light years away. But not just any old supernova, but one which theoretical models suggest that the exploding white star which had exhausted its nuclear fuel hit a neighbouring star. Yet it is not solely down to Kepler, but also ground based telescopes that aid in understanding. Recently we have seen NASA landing on Mars which captured more of the deadlines, yet it is observation through telescopes of the universe which will be the first steps to gain the necessary understanding before we are in a position to realistically consider sending probes and later humans further afield. So good luck to the retiring Kepler whose fuel is also nearly spent. I aim for this thread to used for various space exploration programmes, whether from telescopes, probe or manned missions, by NASA or whomever, to keep a track of all wonders of space in one place on politics.ie. I throw the floor open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthisfree View Post
    Sounds like the US is going to start carving up the moon in behalf of privateers.

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    The death of a star...I clicked here expecting to see a tribute to the wonderful Hilda Ogden
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    That report of a star colliding with another is a bit alarming. If they were binary stars and collapsed into each other then they would have released huge bursts of energy and particles- which I guess is what Kepler is seeing.

    Depending on distances involved anything nearby (and nearby is a pretty big number) would be absolutely scorched with radiation, gamma rays etc.

    You wouldn't want your spaceship parked anywhere near, like.
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    bit close for a potential black hole too, isn't that what happens when stars collapse on a gigantic scale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    The death of a star...I clicked here expecting to see a tribute to the wonderful Hilda Ogden
    never heard of her, perhaps they'll name a comet after her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    That report of a star colliding with another is a bit alarming. If they were binary stars and collapsed into each other then they would have released huge bursts of energy and particles- which I guess is what Kepler is seeing.

    Depending on distances involved anything nearby (and nearby is a pretty big number) would be absolutely scorched with radiation, gamma rays etc.

    You wouldn't want your spaceship parked anywhere near, like.
    The Milky Way is on course to crash into the Andromeda galaxy - in about 4 billion years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TweetyBird View Post
    never heard of her, perhaps they'll name a comet after her
    Excellent idea. Not before time.

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