Sunday, July 24, 2005

Beware the news...

This news bulletin... show 2 pictures that are labelled as image from telescope and an astronomical agency. The problem is that those image are artistic rendering an not real image from the agency or the telescope. We haven't seen yet a collision between two planet sized asteroid in another star system. Also, there is no (none, nada, nil) picture that show a star beside the sun as something bigger then a point (for scientific accuracy a point source convolued with the instrument response) now, a stars is HUGE compared to a planet...

This is what we can call bad journalism, they should say that those picture are artiste rendering of what we might see... else you get people believing that we can see planete and asteroid colliding hundred of light year away and that feeds conspiracy theory and crazy ideas.

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