The Hubble site has a fascinating article on a newly discovered “L class” dwarf star. It’s about as small as a star can get and still have nuclear fusion, about 8 percent of the mass of our Sun.
Even more interesting is the fact that it has a “brown dwarf” companion in a tight orbit around it.
I almost wish that we had such a body in the outer solar system as a companion to the sun. Then again, such a body might perturb the Oort cloud and send many comets on paths into the inner solar system.
I told you that not having that express bus commute kills my reading rate. So I have two more books, finally, for your edification. Devlin’s Luck, by Patricia Bray The House that Jack Built by Robert Asprin and Linda Evans
Ginger’s very last WISH (weep, wail!) Tell me your favorite war story. Why is it your favorite? What does it show about your character or the game/campaign you were playing? What does it exemplify about why you like gaming?
Some of you who have been reading the political side of the Blogosphere lately have been reading about that internal DOD memo regarding the legality of torture.
I give you the text of the Enabling Act.
Have I violated Godwin’s Law? Maybe. But take it for what you will.
This morning is the transit of Venus, the first such since the late 19th century.
Unfortunately from my point of view, not only is the transit in progress when the sun rises here, its cloudy!
Europe, though, is even as I write this having quite a show.
Ah well, the next one is in eight years (and then the one after that is not until the 22nd century.)
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