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2009-06-26

The heavier elements in the universe didn't just appear. They were fused together in the extremely hot and pressurized cores of stars, and in their massive explosions called supernovas.

The beautiful picture in the background is the Crab Nebula, the remnants of a supernova. It was first witnessed on Earth in the year 1054 CE by Chinese and Japanese astronomers. Currently, it is over six lightyears across!

 

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Veritas writes:

 

... o.o

I have that image. o3o

EarthFurst writes:

 

Started article about this webcomic at Comixpedia. Hoping you might be interested in uploading an image to the wiki (will probably be displayed at 350 pixels wide so http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Blasphemy/Images/Banner.png would probably be fine. (Image in infobox usually best displayed at 300 or 350 pixels wide for those who use smaller computer monitors)

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

Thank you very much EarthFurst. I'll make up a special image for it.

Spectre100 writes:

 

Crab Nebula = Artistic work of the man himself while he was high... oh wait, i'm a few verses ahead of the plants and herbs, right?

Winterset writes:

 

Err... "Currently it is over six light years across."

Currently? Wikipedia says it's about 6500 light years away from earth, so what we can measure is at least 6500 years old, during which it has likely changed in size/shape/configuration pretty dramatically.

I only point this out to put a little more scope on the epic. Our knowledge disproves so many things and yet we really haven't even started to scratch the surface of "fact". The phrase "ignorance is bliss" takes on a new meaning in light of the understanding how much we don't yet know.

There is no bliss without learning. There is no learning without exploration. There is no exploration without curiosity. There is no curiosity without ignorance.

Bluecheetos writes:

 

Well... god made earth, (which was nothing but water) then he made people, (who quickly drowned) so he made land by supernova(ing?) the star (incinerating all humans again). THEN, there was land. XD

Katy writes:

 

actually, shouldn't this bit have come way back before the bit about the water? I mean, the water does need a planet to be hanging about on, right?

This Site is a FAIL. writes:

 

another failed attempt. YOu cant ever stop good.

This Site is a FAIL.

SoapyCola writes:

 

Actually winterset, despite it being 6500 years old, with the measurement tools we have today, it is very easy to tell the size of something even 200,000 light years away. Its a simple (but complicated in layman standards) form of astro physics.


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