Thursday, March 27, 2008

Clarke Event

Protected Static wrote ...
Larry Sessions, a columnist for Earth & Sky, has suggested in his blog that the gamma-ray event whose radiation reached us a few hours before Arthur C. Clarke died, and which occurred 7.5 billion years ago, be named the Clarke Event. The outburst, which produced enough visible light to render it a naked eye object across half the universe, is officially designated GRB 080319B. What more fitting tribute to Clarke than to associate his name with the greatest bang since the big one?
The Clarke Event. I like it.

I second the motion and move that the measure be sent to the floor for immediate consideration.

And by 'sent to the floor' I mean everyone start referring to it that way as if it's the most obvious thing in the world.

Which it is.
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