Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Obama Gamma Beaver Tale
NASA published pictures today of biggest gamma ray burst ever detected, that has probably created a new black hole.
The spectacular blast, in the Carina constellation, produced energies ranging from 3,000 to more than five billion times that of visible light, astrophysicists said. If you think in terms of energy, X-rays are more energetic because they penetrate matter. These things don't stop for anything -- they just bore through and that's why we can see them from enormous distances.
Meanwhile the President of the United States was in Ottawa today where he received a Beaver Tail that was designed in his honor. A pastry with a circle of dark chocolate on top.
Coincidence you decide.