The sun might have a companion star

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  1. Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    Evidence Mounts For Companion Star To Our Sun

    by Staff Writers
    Newport Beach CA (SPX) Apr 25, 2006
    The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, "Sedna", demonstrate the possibility that our sun might be part of a binary star system. A binary star system consists of two stars gravitationally bound orbiting a common center of mass.
    Once thought to be highly unusual, such systems are now considered to be common in the Milky Way galaxy.

    Walter Cruttenden at BRI, Professor Richard Muller at UC Berkeley, Dr. Daniel Whitmire of the University of Louisiana, amongst several others, have long speculated on the possibility that our sun might have an as yet undiscovered companion. Most of the evidence has been statistical rather than physical.

    The recent discovery of Sedna, a small planet like object first detected by Cal Tech astronomer Dr. Michael Brown, provides what could be indirect physical evidence of a solar companion. Matching the recent findings by Dr. Brown, showing that Sedna moves in a highly unusual elliptical orbit, Cruttenden has determined that Sedna moves in resonance with previously published orbital data for a hypothetical companion star.

    In the May 2006 issue of Discover, Dr. Brown stated: "Sedna shouldn't be there. There's no way to put Sedna where it is. It never comes close enough to be affected by the sun, but it never goes far enough away from the sun to be affected by other stars... Sedna is stuck, frozen in place; there's no way to move it, basically there's no way to put it there – unless it formed there. But it's in a very elliptical orbit like that. It simply can't be there. There's no possible way - except it is. So how, then?"

    "I'm thinking it was placed there in the earliest history of the solar system. I'm thinking it could have gotten there if there used to be stars a lot closer than they are now and those stars affected Sedna on the outer part of its orbit and then later on moved away. So I call Sedna a fossil record of the earliest solar system. Eventually, when other fossil records are found, Sedna will help tell us how the sun formed and the number of stars that were close to the sun when it formed."

    Walter Cruttenden agrees that Sedna's highly elliptical orbit is very unusual, but noted that the orbit period of 12,000 years is in neat resonance with the expected orbit periodicity of a companion star as outlined in several prior papers. Consequently, Cruttenden believes that Sedna's unusual orbit is something indicative of the current solar system configuration, not merely a historical record.

    "It is hard to imagine that Sedna would retain its highly elliptical orbit pattern since the beginning of the solar system billions of years ago. Because eccentricity would likely fade with time, it is logical to assume Sedna is telling us something about current, albeit unexpected solar system forces, most probably a companion star".

    Outside of a few popular articles, and Cruttenden's book "Lost Star of Myth and Time", which outlines historical references and the modern search for the elusive companion, the possibility of a binary partner star to our sun has been left to the halls of academia. But with Dr. Brown's recent discoveries of Sedna and Xena, (now confirmed to be larger than Pluto), and timing observations like Cruttenden's, the search for a companion star may be gaining momentum.
     
  2. Red King Littlefinger

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    Its must be so lonely. Maybe he should sign up for match.com :up:
     
  3. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    link???? pic???

    any kids?
     
  4. TheSumOfGod Registered

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    So... our Sun has sex? And distant relatives? Wtf?!
     
  5. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    WTF!? Is this guy talking to him self or somthing? I think he has been staring at the sun to long
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    So are we like Tatooine or what?
     
  7. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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  8. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I've always wondered if Nemesis could be true.
     
  9. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    Maybe
     
  10. E. Bison Registered

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    [​IMG]I believe the sanctity of marriage should only be allowed between a man and a woman. I believe we should outlaw all same-sun marriage all around the country.
     
  11. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    Agreed totally.
     
  12. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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  13. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    everythings revolving around something else from some perspective.
     
  14. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    i like lava too :)
     
  15. Whirlysplat Registered

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    Binary Org lol wonder what their agenda is? (not really)

    Sadly no Binary system here methinks.


    http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/planet_like_body.html


    What it really means:

    The extremely elliptical orbit of Sedna is unlike anything previously seen by astronomers; however, it resembles that of objects predicted to lie in the hypothetical Oort cloud. The cloud is thought to explain the existence of certain comets. It is believed to surround the Sun and extend outward halfway to the star closest to the Sun. But Sedna is 10 times closer than the predicted distance of the Oort cloud. Brown says this "inner Oort cloud" may have been formed by gravity from a rogue star near the Sun in the solar system's early days.

    Brown explained, "The star would have been close enough to be brighter than the full Moon, and it would have been visible in the daytime sky for 20,000 years." Worse, it would have dislodged comets farther out in the Oort cloud, leading to an intense comet shower that could have wiped out any life that existed on Earth at the time.

    From Nasa

    - Whirly
     
  16. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    haha close thread now, guess they boke up.
     
  17. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i hate to think what a person would be like who didn't.
     
  18. Dew k. Mosi Hype Award Winner

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    when I was in 8th grade, I had all these weird anxiety dreams abut high school where Lava came out of the quad and tried to swallow me up.
     
  19. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i think the lava was trying to save you from anxiety.
     
  20. 8Ball2/JanG5 Registered

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    What the hell? If we were in a binary star system, wouldn't we have seen the other star by now? Wouldn't it be close enough? The closest star to our system is well documented, and too far away for a binary system, so where is this closer star that we can't even see??? They didn't even address this, it's so odd.
     
  21. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    A 2nd star could explain the whole global warming thing.
     
  22. E. Bison Registered

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    [​IMG]That's why we must outlaw same-sun marriage. Next thing you know the sky will turn pink!! Fo'Shizzle!
     
  23. Kid Flash! The Fastest Kid Alive

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  24. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    Lol. The horror.
     
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    You're Galactus...so you ought to be devouring it by now.
     

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