Tag Archives: the solar system

A close pass by a red dwarf star, and a note on interplanetary and interstellar distances

First, in case you haven’t heard: 70,000 Years Ago, Another Star Flew by the Edge of the Solar System | RealClearScience. According to an international team of astronomers, about 70,000 years ago a red dwarf star — nicknamed “Scholz’s star” for … Continue reading

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Why is the solar system flat?

Machines Like Us and others linked to this cool video explaining why the solar system is flat. I’m not entirely sure the four dimensional stuff was necessary, although it was interesting.  One thing to realize though, is that while the solar … Continue reading

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