Comicbook World #63: Young Stars Shoot Water Bullets

While you were reading Facebook posts about what your friends had for dinner, I learned that not only did scientists discover a star shooting out superheated water at speeds 80 times faster than machine gun bullets, but they postulate that ALL "young stars" spray these liquid bullets! There's a rap lyric in there somewhere...

"We are only now beginning to understand that sunlike stars probably all undergo a very energetic phase when they are young," says Lars Kristensen, a postdoctoral astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands. "It's at this point in their lives when they spew out a lot of high-velocity material—part of which we now know is water."
Of course, my first thought was of Solaris, the so-called Tyrant Sun of DC Comics One Million and All Star Superman (both written by the mighty Grant Morisson), as if they were talking about weirdly sentient and evil stars roaming the universe and blasting whole societies to death with super-heated streams of weaponized water particles, because no one could stand up to their limitless power!!! Or maybe it's just the caffeine talkin'... these stars may actually be benevolent or something, so don't bother leaving your Fortress of Solitude just yet.
"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..." writes Andrew Fazekas in an article on the National Geographic News website, which reads like a prologue in a Silver Surfer comic. "The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water..."
That's mighty nice of the protostars... I STILL don't trust 'em...



corance said...

Why so suspicious. It's a sun spewing water, the building blocks of life. Heck, that's probably how we got our water. See? It's all good.

samax amen said...

It's Solaris's fault. I no longer trust stars because of him. When a star comes near me, I tucks my chain and lock my car door!

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