Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[TIPS] 'Death Star' Galaxy Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy

I hope it’s ok that I merely copied that from NASA’s article headline. But, I heard the story on the way home tonight and I had to check it out. Read it here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/07-139.html

Here are some cool facts: The two galaxies are 1.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS from earth. This collision has been happening for about one million years! Scientists believe that these collisions may be both destroying AND creating life forms.

Listen to the NPR story here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17371531 (The audio will be available sometime after 7:00pm)

Send this to your favorite Earth and Space Science teacher. If kids think that the ‘60’s were ALMOST B.C., what will they think of THOSE numbers?

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