The brainiacs that be feel they are watching, what is believed to be a planet being born. It appears to be happening just 335 light years away which, per the article, “isn’t too far away in cosmic terms” so I decided to see how close it really was. I brokedid my calcumalator. Light travels at 186,000 miles a second. You could go around our equator 7.5 times in a second. They did the math here and in just one year, you travel a total distance of 5.88 trillion miles. That is 5,880,000,000,000 in numerics. I can’t even come close to rapping my head around these numbers, even after using my toes in the count. Back to the issue. They feel the planet is formed, possibly by the collision of dust particles while in an orbit.
Think about this for just a minute. You hear of people building boats in their basement and then, much to their surprise, they can’t get the boat out of the house without tearing down the house or dismantling the boat. You with me so far? Good. Now, how often do we get to a thorough dusting of our homes, where we actually capture the dust particles rather than just displacing them? Add to this scenario of how many times each individual in a household “orbits” within the house everyday. “C’mon ACT, seriously?” What, you never saw cobwebs or “dust-bunnies” in your house before? Then we add the last, critical ingredient: static electricity. Everyone knows that electricity has a magnetic flux around it. Read the above story, look at this rational and, voila–souffle’! Now I’m not trying to scare you here because it takes thousands of years to make a planet and planets are very big, BUT, if left unchecked, those dust particles could create a “mini-planet” in a short period of time and you remember what I told you about the boat in the basement. Just saying.