You know, those extremely super smart guys, and smart to the point spare brain matter just leaks out of their ears, smearing us all in its annoying gray goo?
Not happy right about now.
And all because?
They are not saying there were WRONG about gamma-ray bursts being responsible for the origin of the strongest cosmic rays…
They just weren’t RIGHT.
[via Space] Mystery of cosmic rays deepens: The mystery of the origin of the strongest cosmic rays has deepened as new clues into key suspects, the most powerful explosions in the universe, suggest they are likely not potential culprits, researchers say. Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe.
They can emit as much energy as our sun during its entire 10-billion-year lifetime in anywhere from milliseconds to minutes. Some gamma-ray bursts are thought to be collapses of super massive stars — hypernovas — while others are thought to be collisions of black holes with other black holes or neutron stars,” said study co-author Spencer Klein of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Both types produce brief but intense blasts of radiation.” New evidence may now rule out gamma-ray bursts as sources of these. Using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole in Antarctica, the boffins watched 300 gamma ray bursts (GRBs) while searching for the neutrinos that are believed to be linked with cosmic ray generation, and found none. “The unexpected absence of neutrinos from GRBs has forced a re-evaluation of the theory for production of cosmic rays and neutrinos in a GRB fireball and possibly the theory that high energy cosmic rays are generated in fireballs.” [Read More]
Generated in fireballs?
Want to know the origin of these crazy-strong cosmic rays, brilliant astrophysicists?
Well, allow this lowly blogger enlighten you, these rays are obvious caused by…
They. Hate. US!
[via Weekly World News] Authorities confirmed that loud explosions heard across Nevada and California on Sunday morning were caused by alien ships from Planet Gootan.
The shots fired from Gootan ships rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada. Thousands of people saw fireballs across the skies.
Astronomers quickly announced that the fireballs were caused by a meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere. But WWN spoke with Dr. Susan Begley of the U.N. Panel on Extraterrestrials and she confirmed that the “fireballs” were actually laser missiles fired from alien spaceships from Planet Gootan.
“The Gootans are in the very first stages of their attack on Earth. These were basically warning shots, telling us that they are here and that we’d better prepare,” Dr. Begley said. ”Luckily, the United Nations has been preparing for the Gootan invasion for the last two decades.” [Read More]
They are so racist.
So, you see…
Feel free to thank me at any time.