Friday, 16 January 2015

Galactic oddities - eaten alive

It seems you don't have to go much further than your galactic backyard, so to speak, to find something strange going on.

Dropping in on Ross 780, only a few parsecs from Sol, I was greeted with this spectacular oddity.

So I won't pretend to fully understand solar dynamics, and a sun probably isn't too dense in terms of hydrogen or helium and other light elements. Though it would seem that being rather hot might actually go some way to put the suffering gas giant out of its misery.

Or not.

Eaten alive just about covers it.