Water and the Sun

18 June 2014
Astronomy

At http://phys.org/print322235628.html … an ESA Herschel image of the Helix Nebula has found some interesting molecules – the OH+ molecular ion which is a requirement for water. They say the molecule exists in the burning embers of dying sun-like stars. The molecule is a positively charged combination of single oxygen and hydrogen atoms – existing in former sun like bodies.

The Herschel telescope has traced water in various parts of the universe – in star forming clouds and now in dying stars. Even in the asteroid belt within our solar system.

At http://phys.org/print322222982.html … how much of the universe is formed of black holes? Indeed, in the far future, everything that exists in the material universe may be sucked up and swallowed by black holes. Presumably, a giant black hole will even demolish the other black holes.

At http://phys.org/print322209595.html … NASAs Messenger spacecraft has spotted a bow shock in front of Mercury – pushed by the solar wind.

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