Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What If...A star Explodes in Tribute?

On March 19, a star half way across the known universe exploded so brightly it could be seen with the naked eye. Coincidentally, this was the same day that Sir Arthur C. Clarke passed away in his Sri Lanka home.

Now...this star is so far away that the light of its explosion took 7.5 million years to arrive here for us to see. Yes, its arrival was pure happenstance but what a fitting tribute to one of the greatest SF writers of all time?

You can read more at World Science

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