Sunday, March 18, 2007

Q & BA #7

Ok, I know it's been a long time since I've commented. I don't know why, but it has been. I'll be happy to make it up to you. As a few of you might know, the Phil Plait (aka The Bad Astronomer) makes a segment known as Q and BA, where you ask questions and he answers them. Well, I think this weeks episode is so informative that I'm linking to it.

This week, he explains the reason why the same nebula could have several different names. Reminds me of a joke the physics teacher at my school said, "Astronomers will be the worst zoologists" because their naming system is so out of whack, confusion will most definitely ensue.

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