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November 18, 2016

Science Finally Gets a Round Twoit


Scientists just discovered the roundest object in the known Universe - ScienceAlert
In terms of exact measurements of 'roundness', they calculated that the difference between the equatorial and polar radii of the star is only 3 km - "a number that is astonishing small compared to the star's mean radius of 1.5 million km; which means that the gas sphere is astonishingly round", they report. To put those numbers into perspective, our Sun has a radius at the equator that is 10 km larger than at the poles, and for our lumpy old Earth, this difference is 21 km.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 18, 2016 8:52 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Thank you,Germans,for keeping your eyes on the cosmos,and not declaring [yet] your space efforts are "To make Muslims feel better about themselves". Please keep up the good work.

Posted by: Nori at November 18, 2016 6:40 PM

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