Astroboffins have spotted a galaxy cluster that's breaking all the cosmic rules, including coming back to life to spawn stars at an enormous rate. The Phoenix cluster is spewing out the celestial bodies at the highest rate ever observed for the middle of a galaxy cluster; it's the most powerful producer of X-rays of any known …
How to make any headline more exciting... add zombies
It's like bacon!
with Alien eggs on the side!
HOLLY: As it transpired, there weren't any Black Holes.
RIMMER: But you saw them -- you saw them on the monitor.
HOLLY: They weren't Black Holes.
RIMMER: What were they?
HOLLY: Grit. Five specks of grit on the scanner-scope. See, the thing
about grit is, it's black, and the thing about scanner-scopes...
Re: Black holes
Aliens. It has to be aliens.
740 suns a year?
That's a publishing rate faster than NewsCorp. How do they manage to maintain journalistic integrity?
I'm having trouble getting my head round the numbers though. How many olympic sized swimming pools worth of matter is 740 suns?
and when lined up end-to-end, how many double decker busses long would they be?
About 4.17064×10²⁰, i think...
You guys employing the old NotW writers now?
There's been more than a few articles with 'Boffin' in, or as part of, the title.
I reckon 'boffins' make up your core readership - might want to try something a bit more cerebral.
Re: You guys employing the old NotW writers now?
Someone once branded me a News of the World journo and I took it as a compliment.
In all seriousness, we've always used boffin and we always will. It's a term of endearment. You have to be seriously clever to be a boffin, though, with some kind of doctorate in a real science.
Otherwise you're just an egghead.
It's just me at work, creating new hells.
Just a thought
Suppose this is the actual center of the cosmos?
Re: Just a thought
Then Captain Future is there!!!
Re: Just a thought
Or suppose that it's just a black hole having trouble with his bowels from having swallowed too much of that ethanol formed in gas clouds and planetary surfaces. Seriously, it even fits with the self-limiting cycles*. I mean: Bilge drinking -> puking all over the place -> the next morning's hangover -> repentance and remorse -> next galactic weekend ... and the cycle restarts.
Where is my Nobel prize?
Self-Limiting cycles: Obviously these are bicycles with their baskets full of bricks. Don't know WTF they are doing in a black hole, though.
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