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Astronomers have found a star that is spinning a million times per hour

Astronomers have found a star that is spinning at a rate of a million times per hour.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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3 comments

  • ZZMike

    From the article: “The hot blue giant rotates at a dizzying 1 million miles per hour,…”

    Miles/hr is not a measure of rotation. Revolutions/second is.

    I checked a number of other sites; they all have the strange units.

  • I was quoting the actual press release. I think what they mean is that the star’s day is 1/millionth of an hour long.

  • LINO

    I wonder how long their workday is?

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