“After the Secretary of State John Kerry asserted that the United States was not at war, only to be contradicted later by the White House’s statement that it was, the White House spokesman Josh Earnest held a press conference to state that ‘no synonyms for war have been taken off the table.’”
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The Gigantic Peanut In The Sky
This is an artist’s representation of the largest yellow star ever found. It is more than 1,300 times larger than the Sun and it is rapidly getting even larger. According to the study leader, Olivier Chesneau:
The two stars are so close that they touch and the whole system resembles a gigantic peanut.
The double star’s boring official name is HR 5171, but I propose we call it The Great Sky Peanut. Even though it is 12,000 light-years from earth, a keen sighted person could see it on a dark night, twinkling in the constellation Centaurus.
Image credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2