Monday, January 16, 2006

A piece of a comet

NASA's stardust probe has returned to earth, bringing back dust collected from the tail of a comet, as well as from deep space. These are the first physical samples returned from elsewhere in the solar system since 1976, and while the amount of dust collected is tiny, it will add significantly to our knowledge of comets and the solar system.

Unfortunately, I watched Shaun of the Dead recently, so I'm now half-expecting the inhabitants of Utah to turn into bloodthirsty zombies...


How will we tell?

Posted by Rich : 1/16/2006 01:42:00 PM

We'll see them practising cannibalism as well as polygamy?

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 1/16/2006 02:32:00 PM

This reminds me of Edward Bond's
"Early Morning," a surrealist little play about the unhappy marriage of Prince Albert, who was trying to lead a coup against Queen Victoria, whose conjoined twin sons Albert and George were split on the idea, and in which Victoria pounced on Florence Nightingale. All were blown up and ended up in heaven, amidst scenes of celestial cannibalism...

Craig Y.

Posted by Anonymous : 1/17/2006 11:14:00 AM