Not just the World Game…

31 07 2011

The discovery of a soccer-ball-like nebula in the far reaches of the universe has positioned soccer as not just the world game, but the universal game…

Kronberger 61 (soccer ball nebula) (photograph by Gemini Observatory / AURA, as printed on National Geographic website)

The nebula has been named Kronberger 61 after its discoverer, amateur astronomer Matthias Kronberger. It was formed when a dying star released a gaseous shell. I find its similiarity to the familiar soccer ball interesting, given my recent post on Apophenia, Searching for Meaning.

For more information on the theory behind the formation of this phenomena, click here.




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