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Thread #59418 Message #2705879
Posted By: Amos
21-Aug-09 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yeah, but will it make phone calls, play music, and look up words?? Call up Google Maps and Wikipedia pages on any subject? Play games and send email?
Bruce: Sonar range-finding does not work in a vacuum, I imagine you can figger why. But just to satisfy your insatiable curiousity, Rigel, which is in Orion, is 237.00176 parsecs away, or 773 light years or 4,503,033,440,000,000 (about 4.503,033x1015 miles..
Rigel, for your information, has a diameter of about 100 million kilometres, some seventy times that of the Sun. It has too distant companions which form a blue double-star.
Be well, and don't get too close to any blue super-giants.