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Ancient supernova mystery solved
« Reply #1 on: 10/02/2009 22:35:33 »
This is very interesting g but you should have added a few comments to explain the source of the information and what is going on.

The article originates from the BBC Science and technology website and shows how the nature of the supernova that was seen by Tycho Brahe some 400 years ago has been identified by seeing the reflection of its light from a more distant dust cloud which as well as showing the dust cloud contained information about the spectrum of the original light,

This is a very good example of how astronomers manage to extract the maximum amount of information from the events they observe and it is sometimes possible to observe very bright events that took place before telescopes were invented.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/02/2009 19:39:31 »
erickejah?
Not everybody want to go over facebook to get that link.

Looking from where I stand facebook 'owns' it users.
You have no rights to anything you put up there, facebook does, not you.
To my eyes they are a scam, I wouldn't use it if I was you.

Here is the correct link.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7762939.stm
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/02/2009 01:12:25 »
I am sorry that I did not put any comments about the link [V]. It will be one of my main resolutions for this year  ;D.
Concerning about facebook, you are right yor_on, nevertheless is the most visited social network in the world http://blog.compete.com/2009/02/09/facebook-myspace-twitter-social-network/ so the persuasiveness by this medium may be a little bit better than BBC.
 

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