Baby Tragos & I in ‘our house’ / breakfast table at The Hague.
(Thanks to yago for the tipoff)
The new supernova is the 53rd to be reported this year, but it’s special because you have a chance to see it yourself at its height in a couple weeks. That’s pretty cool considering it exploded 12,000,000 years ago.
Supernovae aren’t simply incredible explosions; they represent a cosmic yard stick of sorts. Cosmologists rely on the light produced by supernovae to map out the contours of distant galaxies. Type Ia supernovae, like this one, are of particular interest, because their explosions are the most predictable, and often the brightest, events in the sky. Because Ia supernovae give off a standard amount of light based on their mass, scientists can calculate their distance from Earth.
What drink is best paired with casual supernova observation?
I’m old enough now to feel nostalgia for one decade & then feel I’ve betrayed my nostalgias for other decades.
If the world is about stories, no one deserves to have their story told more than a goat who truly loved grindcore.
Claudio Abbado, RIP
(Beethoven, Symphony 3, 2/5)
Claudio Abbado (Milán, 26 de junio de 1933-Bolonia, 20 de enero de 2014)
A castle in Bellinzona in December. Lit from below.
Belated Happy New Year from Switzerland, Tumblr.
[Photo credit: Mrs. Tragos.]
Baby Tragos & I iceskating behind a pair of seals.