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900 Light Years

June 25, 2010 Science

I could stare at this image forever.  It is a snapshot of the galactic center of the Milky Way — our home in the universe.  There are few sights as beautiful as this.  The distance from side to side (in this image) is 900 light years, at a range of 26,000 light years. Of course, [...]

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The Sun Is Going To Eat The Earth

June 7, 2010 Science

… or… just toast it a bit. I just saw this article at Nasa’s website today: “As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather” (but it really should have been named more appropriately as “Get Ready for Real Sudden Climate Change.” Here are the most important points: “The sun is waking [...]

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