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The Sciences


Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitApril 5, 2009 5:43 PM


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1) The Guardian has a nice little article on the future of NASA, including a quote by a guy you may know. 2) Speaking of newspapers with funny accents, The Globe and Mail has the history of a perfectly cromulent word I use a lot here on the BA Blog. (Thanks PharmacistScott!) 3) The Carnival of Space #96 is up and running at Cheap Astronomy. As usual, you can spend a whole lot of time perusing outer space at the carnival. 4) Someone playing the Star Formation game thinks they are the Sean Connery to my Alex Trebek:


Nice. I can only assume they are talking about the formation of black holes after the high-mass stars explode as supernovae. In that case: well-played, sir! Also, #9 must be an MST3K fan. Awesome. But don't order the pizza. Tip o' the electron degenerate gas to Xavier Onassis for pointing this out to me.

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