Thursday, January 16, 2003

Something spacey
Supernova Hunting- "Understanding these incendiary objects is important in part because they are responsible for creating most of the elements in the universe, including the stuff of which people, plants and planets are made. Separate supernova findings -- some just made and others imminent -- are contributing to closure of a different case involving how fast the universe expands. And over the weekend, a new NASA satellite called CHIPS was launched to observe the so-called Local Bubble, a puzzling region of space that might have been carved out long ago by an exploded star."

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