It should tell you a lot about how busy this week has been, that I haven’t even logged onto this site in several days, much less written a blog post. My excuse is that this is final exam week: we’re winding up the spring semester, and so between grading and other academic business I’ve simply been swamped. However, for good for for ill, things will be done soon, and you can expect some new posts in the very near future. In the meantime, here are some other things for you to look at (in no particular order):
- A new study (which Phil Plait wrote about here) argues that free-floating planets that don’t orbit around any star may actually outnumber exoplanets. The methodology the study uses is gravitational microlensing, which I spoke about in my podcast last month and which I wrote about briefly in an earlier post. Being me, I may have more to say about it later.
- Apropos of my post about the numerology implicit in Rapture calculations, John Rennie wrote a hilarious commentary on time zones and how to figure out when you are getting Raptured (if you’re one of the few).
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