Thursday, March 24, 2005

Science for Republicans 

Of course, it's amazing that all this could happen in the 6,000 years it took to create the Earth, but let that pass:

First light seen from alien planets
In the new data, however, Spitzer directly observed the warm glows of infrared radiation from the two "hot Jupiters," as they are called. Hot Jupiters are extrasolar gas giants that zip closely around their parent stars, enough to heat their atmospheres to more than 1,340 degrees Fahrenheit.
(via Technology News)

What's even more amazing is that we have gas giants right here on earth—and some of them are even on the radio!

And God, how I wish they were extra-solar ...

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