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The TZO: Light and fluffy outside, dense and crunchy inside

Binary stars are common in our galaxy. In fact, singleton star systems like ours make up only 15% of the systems in the Milky Way. In the 1970s, astronomers Kip Thorne and Anna Żytkow, imagined what might happen if a neutron star in a binary system merged with its partner, a red supergiant. Recently, a real example of this strange star-within-a-star, known as a Thorne–Żytkow object (TZO), appears to have been spotted. (Preprint.)
posted by CheeseDigestsAll on Sep 16, 2014 - 21 comments

"Fine. That will have to do."

" I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me." Simon (of 7 legged spider fame) responds to a request from his secretary.
posted by empath on Jun 24, 2010 - 180 comments

Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free.

Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free.
posted by ratita on Nov 25, 2009 - 84 comments

Dear Neighbour, you are not invited to my party

Last week when I checked my mailbox, I found that my new neighbour had left me a note stating that he was having a party and to let him know if the noise was too loud. The problem I have with the note is not that he was having a party and didn't invite me, it was that he selected a vibrant background of balloons, effectively stating that his party was going to be vibrant and possibly have balloons and that I couldn't come. [more inside]
posted by Ljubljana on Feb 20, 2009 - 108 comments

Art and Politics and URL

"If only" is the frustrated utopian refrain of Oliver Ressler and David Thorne's absurdly dysfunctional URL addresses collectively titled "Boom!".
posted by anotherpanacea on May 18, 2006 - 11 comments

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