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The Juggernaut, Chapter 9 by Monty Wild
< I was there, you know,> the old crew-member said to the younger. < I was a merchant at the time, and I was bringing a truck-load of supplies to trade for refined ore when the [Broad Peninsula Conglomerate] combat automata overtook me from behind. They ignored me, of course, since neither my truck nor I were one of their objectives.
Then I saw the Juggernaut emerge. The [Fifth Range Ninth Mountain Mining Camp] had built it inside [Sixth Mountain]’s peak, and it blasted its way out, the whole mountain peak just exploding away from it. That really made me pull my eye in, I can tell you.
Well, there it was, this huge black… spot, I suppose you’d call it,> Commandthree said.
Tags: Fiction, Science Fiction
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Ever thought about what would happen if the Sun was just a little bit different? Let's imagine it never had any hydrogen - just helium and heavier elements. What changes? Is this even possible?
Most stars in our universe are composed primarily of hydrogen, with some helium thrown in, and a small amount of heavier elements for some added flavor. Say we have a gas cloud of pure helium — no hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, or anything else? Could it collapse to form a star that would support itself by fusing helium, rather than hydrogen?
Tags: Science, Stars, Astronomy, Space
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