NASA loses a balloon in the outback
The Nuclear Compton Telescope (PI Boggs at UCB's SSL), a soft γ-ray telescope designed for balloon launch, observations in the stratosphere, and recovery, crashed because of a wind gust during an attempted launch in Australia earlier today.
ABC News (Oz) on…
"...a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity"
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with apologies to WB and PZ both.
The Great American Bubble Machine article is up on the Rolling Stone website.
more assorted science results from AAS
Jimmy Irwin et al (UoM) has a Chandra x-ray source in an extragalactic globular - and they have Magellan spectra.
Surprise! No H lines.
There is O and N - WTF is N emission doing there?
Suggestion is that it is a white dwarf tidally disrupted by an…
I think this graphic illustrates Craig's last Just One Thing Challenge.
Hat tip to Gear Junkie's Daily Dose blog via GT.