Saturday, November 18, 2006

no wonder they wanted to let Hubble rot. fukkers.

* larisa, poet, interviewed.

* jeebus. digby has some of the details of an interview with former AG Ed Meese.

* nyt:
"A strange thing happened to the universe five billion years ago. As if God had turned on an antigravity machine, the expansion of the cosmos speeded up, and galaxies began moving away from one another at an ever faster pace.

Now a group of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that billions of years before this mysterious antigravity overcame cosmic gravity and sent the galaxies scooting apart like muscle cars departing a tollbooth, it was already present in space, affecting the evolution of the cosmos.

“We see it doing its thing, starting to fight against ordinary gravity,” Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute said about the antigravity force, known as dark energy. He is the leader of a team of “dark energy prospectors,” as he calls them, who peered back nine billion years with the Hubble and were able to discern the nascent effects of antigravity. The group reported their observations at a news conference yesterday and in a paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal."

no wonder they wanted to let Hubble rot. fukkers.

* mizgin on instapundit et al and "BEHEADING KURDS"

* scott ritter on the Lobby (3mins) - he takes on AIPAC, WaPo, NYT. shrill.

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