Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Astronomer’s Chronograph

OhGizmo reviews a watch for astronomers: it tracks things such as sunrises and sunsets, moonrise and moonsets, on 583 preset cities.

Oh, and its $495.95

13-yr Old Corrected NASA

A 13-year old German schoolboy handed NASA an egg on the face, by correcting the agency's estimates on an asteroid collision.

Nico Marquardt calculate that there was a 1 in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid will collide with Earth, far from NASA's estimate of 1:45,000 chance of it happening.

And the best part is? NASA concurred.

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John Wheeler, 96

John Archibald Wheeler, the cosmologist who coined the term 'black hole,' passed away at age 96.

Friday, April 04, 2008