Thursday, July 04, 2002

Which is it?

Pesky time-space: "The star blew up 300 years ago ... resides 10,000 light-years away ..."
I'm sure what was meant was that the supernova was observed 300 years ago; an almost excusable lack of precision unless, of course, one is the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach. Details, people!

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