Good, Bad, and Ugly

It’s pretty far from here…

June 21, 2011

Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash
What makes this even stranger is that the black hole, located in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) about 4 billion light years, or 24 trillion miles (38.62 trillion km) from Earth, was sitting quietly, not eating much, when a star about the mass of our Sun moved into range.

Will you be paying in euros or dollars?

September 9, 2009
Not so sunny: trade war looms in solar space

A solar system below 10 kilowatt costs about 3,400 euros in Germany, while a large home solar set-up would sell at more than $70,000 in the United States.

Our cross to bear?

August 3, 2009

Earth bears scars of human destruction: astronaut

The title of the story about the Canadian astronaut who can detect global warming from space has a massive typo.

Stardust memories…

September 23, 2008

Stardust evidence points to planet collision

stardust-220.jpgWriting in the Astrophysical Journal, the team at UCLA, Tennessee State University and the California Institute of Technology said it spotted the dust orbiting a star known as BD +20 307, 300 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Aries.