Monday, March 24, 2008
Star explosion might be sign of ancient star war.
Wednesday March 19, 2008.
EARTH - Light was visible yesterday from a star that exploded 7.5 billion years ago. Due to the unfathomable distance of Earth from the star, scientists have pointed out that the explosion occurred "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." This discovery has led scientists to speculate that the blast might have been created by the destruction of a space station the size of a large moon. Scientists are guessing that such a spacecraft could have been built to maintain a totalitarian grip on a certain galactic empire, and to stamp out a "rebel alliance."
Adherence to the "space station" theory is far from unanimous however, as many scientists believe that a station of that size would be impossible to blow up. Astronomers who have studied theoretical diagrams of large space stations have pointed out that that if a missile went directly down a certain unguarded exhaust pipe, it could spark a chain reaction that would indeed blow up the mammoth vessel. Skeptics countered by pointing out that such an exhaust pipe would most likely be smaller than two meters, and certainly no larger than an Earth horse or Tatooine Wamp Rat.