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Supernova Forecasting May Get A Little Easier
2013-02-06 12:25:38

New observations have led to a better understanding of supernovae, which could one day lead to even better forecasts for the cosmic events.

Earth Safe And Sound From Supernova In 2012: NASA
2011-12-19 12:30:19

NASA reported recently that astronomers can say with certainty there is no fear of a supernova being close enough to hurt Earth, especially by 2012.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.