Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday Albert!

Yesterday, March 14, was Albert Einstein's birthday. He would have been 128 years old. Of course, if he'd been moving near the speed of light, he'd be much younger. If his parents had put the infant Albert in a spaceship similar to Superman's childhood spaceship, Einstein could have been arriving at the star HD 28185, a near-twin of the sun which has a planet five times the mass of Jupiter orbiting at the same distance from the star as the Earth orbits from the sun. It's a shame that his parents didn't think of this. Of course, we'd have to wait another 128 light years to learn what the planetary system was like.

As you might guess from the light blogging and whimsical entry, not much is happening this week that I think you would find interesting.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad I found your blog! I'm writing a book for my MFA... poetry inspired by photos from NASA.

    I just watched the PBS documentary on Einstein's life. He was quite the character.