A star is born, or could be, maybe.

You know, the graphic showing Jupiter turning into Earth’s other sun is from the follow-up movie, 2010. However, if there was a second “sun” in this solar system, it would spell the end of Earth as we know it…not the feel-good ending from the movie, yikes!

Astronomy and Law

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you will know that my favorite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey.  A classic if there ever was one.  No CGI, no stupid made up characters (are you listening George Lucas?) story driven plot and characters.

One of the highlights was when the monoliths started multiplying on Jupiter and caused it to erupt into a star!  But could it happen really?

Sadly, the answer is no.  Unless you have a lot, and I mean a lot of monoliths hanging around to add about 75-85 Jupiter masses to the planet.

Bummer, I think it would be kind of nice to have an interesting sunset.  Alas, physics will not help me here.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers…

View original post 46 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s