The North Star has moved from 434 light years as measured in 1990 to 323 light years as measured by newer methods. 111 light years in 23 years time? Pretty fast movement. Also another indication that Science is NOT about being settled. It is constant revision as new data and methods appear.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
FTA: "The living pygmy right whale is, if you like, a remnant, almost like a living fossil," said Felix Marx, a paleontologist at the University of Otago in . "It's the last survivor of quite an ancient lineage that until now no one thought was around."