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Message 1118180 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 4:33:55 UTC
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Star Found Shooting Water "Bullets"

This is an incredible story. This could mean many things for how life formed on Earth. Imagine all the other planets throughout space that would be bombarded with these water droplets. This could mean an infinite number of planets that have life on it.

"Seven hundred and fifty light-years from Earth, a young, sunlike star has been found with jets that blast epic quantities of water into interstellar space, shooting out droplets that move faster than a speeding bullet.

The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water. These stellar embryos shoot jets of material from their north and south poles as their growth is fed by infalling dust that circles the bodies in vast disks.

"If we picture these jets as giant hoses and the water droplets as bullets, the amount shooting out equals a hundred million times the water flowing through the Amazon River every second," said Lars Kristensen, a postdoctoral astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands."

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Message 1118211 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 9:05:36 UTC - in response to Message 1118180.

Two things bother me about this story. Where is a star going to get the oxygen to form water?

Explain to me how liquid water can form at 1000 degrees which is the temperature at which water would disassociate into oxygen and hydrogen.

To answer my own questions. Comets are snowballs--they get water from somewhere.
The pressure on the water may allow it to be in liquid state at elevated temperatures ??

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Message 1118276 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 15:08:18 UTC

Can you say Oort cloud?

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Message 1118446 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 0:33:07 UTC - in response to Message 1118211.
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Two things bother me about this story. Where is a star going to get the oxygen to form water?

Explain to me how liquid water can form at 1000 degrees which is the temperature at which water would disassociate into oxygen and hydrogen.

To answer my own questions. Comets are snowballs--they get water from somewhere.
The pressure on the water may allow it to be in liquid state at elevated temperatures ??


I thought Comets were not snow and ice? At least any of the ones they have taken samples from have shown that they are not made of any of those things.From what I read its not liquid water until after it is ejected from the star and cooled to the point where it condenses as it slows down.

After tracing the paths of these atoms, the team concluded that water forms on the star, where temperatures are a few thousand degrees Celsius. But once the droplets enter the outward-spewing jets of gas, 180,000-degree-Fahrenheit (100,000-degree-Celsius) temperatures blast the water back into gaseous form.

Once the hot gases hit the much cooler surrounding material—at about 5,000 times the distance from the sun to Earth—they decelerate, creating a shock front where the gases cool down rapidly, condense, and reform as water, Kristensen said.


Also: It's not until the water vapor is far from the star that it returns to a liquid state. At that point the water is moving at about 80 times the speed of a bullet fired from a pistol, or about 124,000 miles per hour, writes National Geographic. As Lars Kristensen, lead author of the study -- which has been accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics -- points out, that's "about 80 times faster than bullets flying out of a machine gun."
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Message 1121281 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 3:18:01 UTC - in response to Message 1118276.

Can you say Oort cloud?


Oort cloud.

Yeah.

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