Posts made in November, 2007


Carnival of Space #31


Posted By on Nov 29, 2007

It’s Thursday, so there’s a carnival. This week the portable entertainment has set up shop over at Out of the Cradle. Check out all the fair and have some fun. (If only they had cotten candy…)

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Galaxies in the Mist


Posted By on Nov 29, 2007

[warning Will Robinson: the voices in my head that used to help write Slacker Astronomy are forcing me to write in the genre of a sensationalized nature special] One of the most elusive creatures speculated to lurk within the sky are the mysterious very high-redshift Lyman alpha emission galaxies. These systems, without the metal found in their more common and larger low-redshift cousins, are rich in hydrogen and slow in producing...

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1 Void a 2nd Universe Makes?


Posted By on Nov 28, 2007

Ok, so New Scientist is just not making my brain happy this week. I decided to forage around their website  to see what was there (one of their editors, Maggie McKee, is a friendly soul I worked with at Astronomy and I wanted to see what’s she’s up to now a days). While Maggie has been writing a whole series of nice, interesting, valid pieces, I found another cosmology based story that just hurt. Some background…...

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I see you, now you must die


Posted By on Nov 26, 2007

The title is a summary of how a New Scientist article seems to interpret the fate of the universe. Basically, the article states that because we view the universe, we may be causing the collapse of wave functions that would otherwise be happily balanced between not alive and not dead (the Schrondinger’s litter of supernovae, dark energy, and many other phenomenas). Think of it this way, has a supernovae really gone off if no one...

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Carnival of Space


Posted By on Nov 24, 2007

It’s a holiday extravaganza!  A Carnival of Space! All for your Thanksgiving weekend enjoyment! Ok, maybe its just a regular Carnival of Space, but it’s still pretty cool, and you can find it over on Phil’s Bad Astronomy Blog....

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