Archive for October 21, 2011

Death of a Cosmological Parameter

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by telescoper

I’m sad to have to use the medium of this blog to report the tragic death of the Hubble parameter. It had been declining for some time and, despite appearing to pick up recently, the end was somewhat inevitable. Condolences to the other parameters, especially Ω (who was in a close relationship with H), on this sad loss.

The original photograph (and joke) may be found here.


Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 66

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on October 21, 2011 by telescoper

Has anyone else noticed the remarkable resemblance between distinguished astrophysicist and space scientist Mike Cruise and Crazy Frog, the computer animated character used to market the ringtones some people have on their mobile hand-held telephonic devices?

Matt Griffin sent this one in, so blame him…