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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.
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"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.

"We are talking about velocities reaching 200,000 kilometers [124,000 miles] per hour, which is about 80 times faster than bullets flying out of a machine gun," said Kristensen, lead author of the new study detailing the discovery, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.


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nice find, amazing info!
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Problem solved, next!

I kid. I love the cosmos.
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Everytime I read something like this, my head just 'splodes'.

Kinda makes our petty tribal conflicts seem... so small.
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I'm not sure but that sounds like 100% BS because the water would evaporate due to the stars heat...Then it would create mist....yeah......
If you reed the article they explain how it happens.
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Thats rather cool indeed...Such a large amount of water coming out of it!
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Edolas?
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So much water and i think there are quite a few planets with water beside us.
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Im not sure but that sounds like 100% BS because the water would evaperate due to the stars heat...Then it would create mist....yeah......
....and what is mist? ...yeah... water molecules.
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