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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Astronomy Tuesday

The high-resolution image from the Webb telescope shows the Cassiopeia supernova remnant. This supernova may have been the “noon-day star” that was seen as heralding the birth of Charles II in 1630.

I have nothing else remotely intelligent to say at the moment. I got home yesterday afternoon, after one of those hideous middle of the night flights out of the Middle East. Then I had to sprint to make my connection in Istanbul, fly eleven more hours to JFK, and wait almost an hour for a suitcase that was literally the last one on the carousel. Today I am definitely feeling like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, too old for this shit. Tomorrow I'll start going through the pictures and it will all feel worth it again.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Danny Milisavljevic (Purdue University), Ilse De Looze (UGent), Tea Temim (Princeton University)

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