Earth, your future is bright!!!!

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  1. Shithead

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    Let the whole fuckin' planet explode and start all over


    Death by a star: Kepler telescope observes dead star destroying planet
    BY Lucie Couillard
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:29 PM
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    The sun will one day turn into a white dwarf and possibly rip Earth apart.
    Scientists searching for life on other planets have made a startling discovery about how planets die.

    Astrophysicists using the Kepler Space Telescope to observe a dead star in the Virgo constellation are seeing what happens when a white dwarf consumes nearby planets - a long-theorized, but never-before-seen, phenomenon that could be a glimpse into Earth's own future.

    "(This gives us an) idea what will happen to all solar systems," study author Andrew Vanderburg of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics told the Daily News.

    WATCH: 'FLOATING CITY' APPEARS IN CHINESE SKY

    The rocky object being destroyed is a minor planet similar in size to Ceres, a dwarf planet that lies between Mars and Jupiter on the asteroid belt.

    The planet is being demolished by a white dwarf- the leftover core of a star that has run out of hydrogen fuel.

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    Kepler space telescope showed a white dwarf ripping apart a planet.
    The white dwarf's gravity ripped the minor planet into pieces that continue to rotate around the dead star.

    Now, the star's heat is vaporizing the remains into dust and gas that the star absorbs.

    This discovery foreshadows a possible future for Earth.

    In 6 billion years, the sun will run out of hydrogen, expand and engulf Mercury and Venus, Vanderburg said.

    If Earth remains intact, it may be pushed into the gravitational pull of the white dwarf and be savaged anyway, Vanderburg said.
     
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    We better figure out a warp drive soon, 6 billion years will come and go in heart beat.
     
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    It's better to burn out than to fade away
    My my, hey hey
     
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    Them white dwarfs can get pretty angry, by golly.

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    The future is always bright when your a member of Larry inc. the glow from @LawyerLarry out shines the sun. The only stars I know about are @ClintDagger and @EDDIEVRULZ . See when you hang with the best you realize that the rules of the galaxy don't apply to you.
     
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    Who didn't know this already?
     
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    99% of the population.
     
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