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Astronomy Question of the Day

  Bandit

For some odd reason, I visit the Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/) and I have discovered an intriguing idea.

Perhaps our sun is part of a really cool constallation, that we will probobly never get to see, unless we travel, like, really far far way, so that we would be far enough away to, like, see it, or something.

What do you think the constallation would like, look like? An Animal, a Mythical creature? Like, you know?



Responses:


  Crow T. Robot

A sammich.


Carl Sagan  

Actually, since the stars of any particular "constellation" aren't necessarily close to or otherwise related to each other, their appearance is simply an accident of the viewer's location. Thus, our sun is in fact part of thousands of "constellations," on thousands of different worlds, each of which could appear to be nearly anything.


  Crow T. Robot

Such as a sammich.


Carl Sagan  

Yes, such as a 'sammich'.


  Crow T. Robot

Ah, our sun, Iota Sammichium Eta.


Carl Sagan  

Perhaps.


  Crow T. Robot

I. Eta Sammich!

HA-ha!


Carl Sagan  

Why do I even try?




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