I love unexpected discoveries in science.

Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says he and his colleagues have discovered a mysterious "booming noise" coming from space that's six times more powerful than all other space radio sources combined.

For now, the origin of the signal remains a mystery.

"We really don't know what it is,"said team member Michael Seiffert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

And not only has it presented astronomers with a new puzzle, it is obscuring the sought-for signal from the earliest stars.

Well, it's about time they noticed it. ;-)

( Ganked from BoingBoing )

(Click image for HUMONGOUS version)


Sunset on Mars, taken May 19, 2005, by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover.

More info:
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20050610a.html
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