Sunday, February 27, 2005

This post at Heart, Strength, Mind links to an article saying a new galaxy was discovered. So I click on the link and read:

"Astronomers have discovered an invisible galaxy that could be the first of many that will help unravel one of the universe's greatest mysteries.
The object appears to be made mostly of "dark matter
" material of an unknown nature that can't be seen. "

This is why history and literature were my best subjects and not science. How can anyone discover something invisible? How did they find this sucker and how can we prove someone didn't just make this up, you know to impress a boyfriend or girlfriend?

"I just discovered a galaxy honey"
"Really, where?"
"Oh, you can't see it"

These astronomers are the same people who named a planet Uranus and then tried to change the pronounciation to avoid embarassing questions like - how many rings does Uranus have? Can we really trust them?

Update: I just discovered a planet made of dark matter. Now I just have to come up with a name...

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