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Really scary thing seen in space

This is like an episode of Dr. Who. A star erupted and vaporized the atmosphere of a nearby planet. Holy crap. Details: JUNE 28, 2012: An international team of astronomers using data from the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made an unparalleled observation, detecting significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond the…

First, I should say right away that the planet that has been in the news so much lately is not known to be “earth like” … depending on what you think “earth like” is. What we know is that the planet orbits its star in a position that allows for the possibility that water on…