Eye on the Sky: Supernova Shock Wave

September 25, 2012 at 10:34 am | Posted in Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Using observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have obtained the first X-ray evidence of a supernova shock wave breaking through a cocoon of gas surrounding the star that exploded. This discovery may help astronomers understand why some supernovas are much more powerful than others.

On Nov. 3, 2010, a supernova was discovered in the galaxy UGC 5189A, located about 160 million light years away. Using data from the All Sky Automated Survey telescope in Hawaii taken earlier, astronomers determined this supernova exploded in early October 2010.

This composite image of UGC 5189A shows X-ray data from Chandra in purple and optical data from Hubble Space Telescope in red, green and blue. SN 2010jl is the very bright X-ray source near the top of the galaxy.

NASA Website

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Royal Military College of Canada/P.Chandra et al); Optical: NASA/STScI

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Ewok Fight!

September 25, 2012 at 10:30 am | Posted in Detours, Television | Leave a comment

Star Wars: Detours brings us more Ewok action! I’ve got my credits on Major Fufu.

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Book Review: ‘Instrument of Fate’ by Christie Golden

September 25, 2012 at 7:29 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment

If you’re looking for a good book to read while you wait for the next Star Wars novel to come out, I suggest Instrument of Fate. It’s written by Christie Golden who will be writing the upcoming Jaina Solo trilogy Sword of the Jedi. It’s also a fantasy story with deep characters and personal exploration. Furthermore, this is an original story by Christie Golden. For those wondering what Christie might be capable of when set loose on her own and writing a female protagonist, Instrument of Fate will give you the answer. Click here to read the full review.

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New Release: ‘Revan’ in Paperback

September 25, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Drew Karpyshyn’s Revan hits stores today in paperback.

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Happy Birthday, Mark Hamill

September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | 2 Comments

Today we wish a very happy birthday to actor Mark Hamill!

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