Eta Carinae

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ta152h0
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Eta Carinae

Post by ta152h0 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:45 pm

I command you to go " kaboom " now while I am still around to watch .. :D
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Post by craterchains » Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:41 pm

Sometimes yah just have to wonder,,,,, :roll:
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Re: Eta Carinae

Post by S. Bilderback » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:01 am

ta152h0 wrote:I command you to go " kaboom " now while I am still around to watch .. :D
Wait, let me get my camera first and I'll meet you at the sumit.

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Post by makc » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:00 am

could someone tell me if this is really APOD thread (*points at its title)?
hate to go and check, but moving this to Cafe is on my to-do list.

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Post by craterchains » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:42 pm

Based on these three links of APOD, I would say it is APOD material.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051015.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050602.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap041128.html

Total search for Eta Carinae brought up 19 APOD's.

Yet, I doubt it would even be applicable for the Cafe. :(

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Post by ET » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:00 pm

Careful what you wish for. If you see this one go bang, you may be about to witness a rather large gamma ray burst not long after. Goodbye life as we know it.

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Post by craterchains » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:19 pm

Not if yer deep underground. :shock:

But it is hell when yer on a planet with a molten core like earth has. :lol:

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Post by ta152h0 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:44 pm

Bet you an ice cold brew this thing is just going to be a NOVAE, albeit quite a bright one. Few weeks ago on APOD, it was suggested gamma rays come from two very massive object colliding and I believe Eta is a single very big object, not two. And I will buy you two ice cold brews if it is a Supernovae. :)
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Post by craterchains » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:49 am

Make mine a Budwieser. :lol:
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