Thursday, August 31, 2006

Real Time Supernova

According to this fascinating BBC article, astronomers say they have witnessed a stellar explosion - or supernova - unfolding in real time.

The explosion was picked up in February by the Swift satellite. Swift is a US-British-Italian mission designed to look out for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).

Cool stuff.


At August 31, 2006 12:46 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Anything "stellar" is fascinating Cube!..the skies are amazin ..if only people would look UP occasionally eh?..:)

At August 31, 2006 12:50 PM, Blogger cube said...

Yes, looking up always cheers me up when I'm blue.

At August 31, 2006 1:01 PM, Blogger SeniorGato said...

I saw that on fark. How cool is that? I would love to see a video of it, however, I have this uncanny feeling they left their camcorder at home that day.

At August 31, 2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Brooke said...


Makes 'ya feel tiny, huh?

At September 01, 2006 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At September 02, 2006 3:58 PM, Blogger cube said...

anonymous: can't all polyhedrons get along?


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