Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bad-ass name alert: Massimo Marengo

HERE is an article about a new solar system that was discovered that is basically a young version of the Milky Way, so scientists can observe to see how our system may have developed. Ok, cool. But what's really cool? There's a man on our planet named Massimo Marengo and he's not a Cuban bongo player. He's an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass! You know he's the don juan of astronomers with a porn name like that.


Massimo Marengo said...

You actually got it wrong! The epsilon Eridani system is a young version of the Solar System, not of the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a galaxy (our galaxy), with over 100 million stars. Epsilon Eridani is just another star (one of our closest neighbours, hence its popularity in Sci-Fi movies), and happens to have one or more planets, and asteroid belts. Just like our Solar System, but at a younger age.

Go read Wikipedia!

Elliot Thresher said...

Massimo, once again you have proven you're the cosmic stud. And a stellar brainiac. Thanks for the clarification.