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Old 01-23-2019, 03:54 PM   #4610 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
I just completed a 24-lecture series on astronomy, published last year,and no mention of a mini-nova.
They covered from the Big-Bang,to present day (2017),ongoing research.
My wife's cousin is a professor in astrophysics who's primary research field is the detection of exoplanets. He and his team of students have discovered thousands of exoplanets (and confirmed the existence of many more that were detected by others) by studying minute variations in the intensity and spectrum of millions of stars.

If mininovas were a thing he should have encountered them.
It is unthinkable that those are a regular phenomenon to our star, but absent in the millions of stars that surround us. He should know, and if there are mininovas he'll tell me so the next time I see him and ask. He's in Ireland now, so it will take some time.

I would be really excited if mininovas exist. I'm not expecting it though. If he knew he'd publish about it and I would have found it looking for it.
But I'll ask nonetheless, we'll see.
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