An article today spoke of the imminent (perhaps) supernova of a big star far away. It’s actually more often than I’d think that I end up laughing when reading some article of science or scientific claim. This one did it for me today. Here is how the article ends.
Brad Carter, senior lecturer of physics at the University of southern Queensland in Australia, said the explosion could take place before the end of the year – or indeed at any point over the next million years.
There you go folks, maybe before 2011’s out, or perhaps before 1,002,011 is out. Don’t hold your breath.