Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas morning. I decided to sleep in and when I finally got up, I laid down on the couch and used my tablet to read and post comments on blogs. I am beginning to really like that tablet. My wife was right when she insisted that I get one. It is so easy to use anywhere; anywhere that is where there is a Wi-Fi signal. Of course you can still use it without a signal; you just can’t get on the internet or send and receive e-mails. The only problem is that it will not take my air-card.
Everyone knows about the Christmas Star, but do you know that there was a star that made history this year? It was the first time ever anyone has ever detected a star being eaten by a black hole. The feast lasted quite awhile and this is the first time that it was caught in the act and probably the only time in one’s lifetime. It is quite rare to be able to detect the act. Everything has to be just right. The jets given off by the black hole while devouring the star had to be pointed at us or we would have never known. And, of course someone had to be watching and that person had to have the knowledge to know what he was seeing.
Yes Virginia, there are black holes and they can and do eat stars!! You all relax and have a wonderful Christmas day. Hope you all got what you asked for, I did. We got badly needed rain and we couldn’t have received a better gift. You all have a great day now, you hear?