Monthly Archives: May 2008

Metallic snow!

Possibly the most fascinating planetary theory I’ve read in months! Researchers in Illinois have proposed that the planet Mercury’s bizarre magnetic field might be explained by crystals of iron “snowing” down in the planet’s core. What a lovely idea! Of … Continue reading

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The Bad Astronomer on space stations I couldn’t conceivably agree more.

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8 reasons to be amazed by Gamma Ray Bursts!

Ok, so I have gamma ray bursts on the brain at the minute, which isn’t unexpected after reading about them for a week. Besides, frankly, they’re so damn fascinating! Seriously, the most dramatically powerful events in the known Universe, and … Continue reading

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Alien Invasion Threat?

It’s been a long standing bone of contention with anyone seriously considering alien civillisations… Do we broadcast our presence in hopes of meeting someone, or do we stay quiet in case we contact someone we’d rather not? Alexander Zaitsev, of … Continue reading

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