Somwhere Out There...

The Internet has truly evolved... from BBS’ 15 years ago, to totally interactive information firehose (if you have high-speed internet, otherwise, you just have a waterhose :->)today ... anything that you could possibly be interested in, there is a corner of the Internet dedicated to it.

This means that if you are not careful, you can easily drown in all the information that is presented. This is especially dangerous for people like me, who love to read, and read fast. Log on to find out the answer to *one* question, and, before you know it, several hours have passed, and you haven’t eaten, or gone to the bathroom. I know that I personally have ended internet sessions feeling like I ate too much at the all you can eat buffet (except that this buffet is information, not food).

Is there a twelve-step program for information junkies? I don’t know, but I’m sure that the answer is on the web someplace...


New Supernova!

One of my favorite science blogs, Bad Astronomy Blog, has posted here that astronomers have actually observed the exact moment when a star exploded. Read all about it, geeks! (It's really, really cool!!)

From Bad Astronomy Blog:

Gemini telescope image of NGC 2770 and supernova 2008D

The Quick Version

NGC 2770 is a galaxy at the relatively close distance of 84 million light years away. On January 9, 2008, a massive star in it exploded, and instead of finding out days or weeks later, astronomers caught it in the act, right at the moment, in flagrante delicto.

Read the rest here.

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