Monday, December 07, 2009

Flash Facts: Barnard's Star

"A star in the constellation Ophiuchus has the greatest proper motion so far discovered. Nicknamed 'Barnard's Arrow' and 'Barnard's Runaway Star' (After its discoverer, [E.E.] Barnard), it takes 180 years to move across the star sphere a distance equal to the diameter of the moon."

Illustration: "'Rapid' displacement of Barnard's Star between 1894 and 1947."

Issue: The Flash #208 (August 1971)


papa zero said...

always love these posts. :)

Dixon said...

Really? Thanks, Jason! And here I thought I was the only one...