Friday, November 14, 2008

"Vaudeville-Theater im Spielparadies..."

Claudia writes music reviews and features for Die Zeit's online edition. (Zeit is the editorial equivalent to the New York Times in the States or the Guardian in the UK.) Her latest piece -- on the new Of Montreal album, Skeletal Lamping -- has just been published.

Start your translation engines and read it here.

Cool, Cool, Cool...

From NASA.org:

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star.

Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis, or the "Southern Fish."

Fomalhaut has been a candidate for planet hunting ever since an excess of dust was discovered around the star in the early 1980s by NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite, IRAS.




(Click above for a larger version of the image.)


Read the press release here:

Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star