A few days ago I received, via email, the following:
NASA'S WISE CATCHES AGING STAR ERUPTING WITH DUST
WASHINGTON -- Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst and spraying the cosmos with dust. The findings offer a rare, real-time look at the process by which stars like our sun seed the universe with building blocks for other stars, planets and even life.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Or that it has any effect on the price of a cup of coffee.
Or whether J. Proctor Witherspoon gets laid tonight.
Read all about WISE here
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