Sunday, January 14, 2007

Nifty Science Things

One of the iconic (and most used in sci-fi movies) images from the Hubble telescope are the "pillars of creation" in the Eagle Nebula. New measurements indicate the gas cloud fingers show in the shot may have already been blown away by an exploding star. We'll know for sure in about one thousand years when the light from the nebula reaches us...

And it looks like ball lightening may be a mystery no more. It's been created in a lab in Brazil.

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