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The Real Death Star?

Postby Dracofrost » Tue May 04, 2004 6:35 am

Nemesis: The Million Dollar Question
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
posted: 01:54 pm ET
22 March 2001

"The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance. It's know'n so many things that ain't so." -- A favorite quote of Richard A. Muller, by 19th century humorist Josh Billings.

When you think big, as Richard A. Muller does, you're bound to create ideas now and then that are so compelling you just can't let go of them -- ideas so outlandish that mainstream scientists are equally eager to dismiss them.

But Muller's biggest idea is a real Nemesis. Or so he claims.

Like a thorn in the side of mainstream researchers, Muller's Nemesis theory -- that our Sun has a companion star responsible for recurring episodes of wholesale death and destruction here on Earth -- seems to reemerge periodically like microbes after a mass extinction.


The rest of the article can be found at http://www.space.com/news/nemesis_010410.html
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