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Message 756602 - Posted: 21 May 2008, 23:49:21 UTC

I'm within mere minutes of falling asleep (I'm sleepy!) - I checked the news, and came upon this article...


http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/21/star.explosion.ap/index.html



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Message 756605 - Posted: 21 May 2008, 23:51:20 UTC

Thanks for the article! Get you some sleep and take care my friend.
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Message 756796 - Posted: 22 May 2008, 11:47:42 UTC - in response to Message 756605.

Thanks for the article! Get you some sleep and take care my friend.



Hi Al! My pleasure, buddy! I slept fairly soundly last night - but about an hour after I passed out, the door on my dishwasher opened by itself, emitting a loud thud! It's a good thing I don't believe in ghosts, otherwise I would've had a hard time falling asleep again! (I sleep in my kitchen... I live in a one-room apartment - haha) ....


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Message 756817 - Posted: 22 May 2008, 13:00:53 UTC - in response to Message 756602.


I'm within mere minutes of falling asleep (I'm sleepy!) - I checked the news, and came upon this article...


http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/21/star.explosion.ap/index.html




> Thanks Melt - i got a News Bulletin from UC Berkeley News

and was too tired last night to Post it - but it's there now . . . have a good trip btw Sir!




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Message 757068 - Posted: 22 May 2008, 23:17:08 UTC - in response to Message 756602.

I'm within mere minutes of falling asleep (I'm sleepy!) - I checked the news, and came upon this article...

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/21/star.explosion.ap/index.html

Quite an astronomical find.

A Berkeley group were in on the act also:

The chances of two simultaneous supernovae explosions so close to each other is maybe 1 in 10,000, Soderberg said. The odds of looking at them at the right time with the right telescope are, well, astronomical.

Add to that the serendipity of the Berkeley team viewing the same region with an optical light telescope. It took pictures of the star about three hours before it exploded.



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