Pax Arcana

Despite the best efforts of our best minds over thousands of years, we still know almost nothing about outer space. I guess that’s why space is so captivating. It’s not just the mysteries of space — it’s the expansiveness of a realm so replete with puzzles that the act of constructing a foundation from which to observe the smallest corner of it requires the herculean efforts of thousands of humans over thousands of years.

Or at least that’s what I used to think. Now that astronomers are reporting a “loud roar” from a distant and unknown end of the cosmos, my attitude is this:


OK, so clearly vicious space tiger is approaching us at supersonic speeds. I presume space scientists are also in a blind crazy panic over this:

“The universe really threw us a curve,” Kogut said. “Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted.”

Detailed analysis of the signal ruled out primordial stars or any known radio sources, including gas in the outermost halo of our own galaxy.

Sweet — so at least we know it’s not martian farts. Now about that vicious space tiger…


Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected [Space.com]


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  1. Perry Ellis

    Don’t you know, space is the place?

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