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Old August 20 2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Delphinus Nova

Apparently there is a nova occurring right now, in the constellation Delphinus. There's also a video of it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=kf00p4NF97s
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Old August 20 2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Cool!
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Old August 20 2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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Prayers for all the unfortunate souls that died when their star, Delphinus 2013, blew up, even though they were given clear warnings and offered plenty of opportunities to evacuate over the preceding centuries. Some species are just stubborn.
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Old August 20 2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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At least it wasn't a quantum implosion... that would have produced a Level-12 shock wave that would have destroyed everything in that system.
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Old August 20 2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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gturner wrote: View Post
Prayers for all the unfortunate souls that died when their star, Delphinus 2013, blew up, even though they were given clear warnings
Thankfully, Captain Picard will be at the right spot at the right time to encounter their space probe.
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Old August 21 2013, 03:20 AM   #6
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Re: Delphinus Nova

Of course it actually isn't happening right now. We are just now seeing the light from it going nova.
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Old August 21 2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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Of course, because of Special Relativity, there is no such thing as "now" in any case.
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Old August 21 2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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Now = hundreds of years ago... still very cool...or hot...!
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Old August 22 2013, 12:42 AM   #9
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And I read yesterday that there's a solar wind headed our way this week, so we're all doomed. DOOMED!
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Old September 1 2013, 07:56 PM   #10
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Re: Delphinus Nova

"For heaven's sake, Delphinus V, the plans to demolish your star system to make way for the hyperspace bypass have been in your local planning office on Rigel VII for the past hundred star-cycles!

"I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that's your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams!"

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