Sunday, July 13, 2008

On and On, Across the Universe

This just burns me up! A newfound starbust galaxy, dubbed "Baby Boom", is producing an astounding 4,000 new stars a year. Meanwhile our good-for-nothing Milky Way produces an average of ten new stars a year. Great, now we have to compete with other galaxies!
In other space news, the Phoenix Mars Lander is operating at near perfection, but is having some trouble with ice forming on it. Living in a colder climate myself, I can say that there's really very little one can do, aside from leaving the engine running.
And the MESSENGER's camera has gotten some amazing pictures of Mercury on its recent trip past. In a related story, Mercury is suing for invasion of privacy.

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