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  1. 24 May '10 19:19
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10136415.stm
  2. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    25 May '10 04:51
    I was hoping that star eating was a qualifier for a planet hence a planet eating a star.
    Needless to say, very disappointed
  3. 25 May '10 16:25
    that'd be a BIG planet
  4. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    26 May '10 00:20
    That's impossible. It wouldn't be a planet anymore if it ate its star, by definition.

    Hmm, well, maybe if it ate the star very slowly...
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    26 May '10 12:05
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    that'd be a BIG planet
    Or a tiny star.
  6. 26 May '10 12:21
    The earth receives a lot of material from the sun and practically nothing goes the other way (due to the solar wind).
    So technically the Earth is tasting the sun, but not really eating it and 'swallowing it whole' just wouldn't cut it.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Jun '10 13:56
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    The earth receives a lot of material from the sun and practically nothing goes the other way (due to the solar wind).
    So technically the Earth is tasting the sun, but not really eating it and 'swallowing it whole' just wouldn't cut it.
    There are comets hitting the sun as shown in this video:

    http://www.grandunification.com/hypertext/AnimationSolarImpacts.html