Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Binary Star System

Some astronomers think that we are living in such a system. Others do not.

The outer reaches of the orbital distance are staggering. For an object with an orbit period of 27 million years, it would be 90,000 Astronomical Units away, which is 1.4 light-years, assuming a circular orbit.

For those who don't understand classical science, this is what it does: You study a phenomenon, you come up with an idea of what may cause the phenomenon and then you look for evidence that substantiates or disproves your idea. You publish your idea and let others try to verify or poke holes in it.

1 comment:

Spud said...

Maybe that's what 2012 and the end of the Mayan calender is all about.
Oh well if it is, nothing we're gonna do bout it huh.Party on dude.