Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Orbiting a Dead Star

This is fascinating. A planet orbiting a pulsar would make a terrific setting for a story. Hmm...

Yeah, just as long as you were wearing six feet of lead underwear.
Or deep enough underground that the planet's surface shields you from the x- and gamma-rays.

Of course, there's a lot to be said for lead underwear, too. It would keep Superman from peeking at your privates, for one.
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