Thursday, April 30, 2009

Galactus, is that you?

More on the giant space blob that seems to be a supernova from the early days of the universe.

From CNN:

The star which exploded was 30 to 100 times larger than our own sun, and when it died, it gave off "about million times the amount of energy the sun will release in its entire lifetime," Berger told CNN by phone from Harvard University, where he is an assistant professor of astronomy.

Its death throes produced so much energy that "momentarily, we can essentially see it anywhere in the universe," Berger said. The object, known as GRB 090423, is about 200 million years older than the previous record-holder for oldest object ever seen.
Full story...
Reports have indicated a tiny silver man on a surfboard may have preceded the explosion. Looks like Big G may have had himself a buffet!

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