new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the most distant discrete object in the universe ever seen

GRB 090423A:

click pic to source
and the bad astronomer gets poetic:

'the light had been traveling a long time, oh, such a long time. it had passed gas clouds, tenuous patches of dust, interstellar and then even intergalactic space. it had blasted through countless atoms and unimaginable stretches of space and time, and now the light had been reduced to a mere echo of its once epic luminosity. but it was enough… after spending the age of the universe careening through it, those few remaining photons finally saw something blocking their path that they couldn’t barrel their way through.

NASA’s swift satellite.'

read more of phil plait's post here.

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