Monday, August 17, 2009

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has just beat the 100 metre sprint world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athelitcs Berlin with an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds, beating the previous world record of 9.69, which he also set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Reigning champion Tyson Gay came in second place with a U.S.A 100 metre record of 9.71 seconds. Usain Bolt's fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell finished the worlds fastest race in 3rd place with a time of 9.84 seconds. In more breaking news, New Zealander [yay] Valerie Vili won the womens shotput in Berlin. Her best throw of 20.44 metres allowed her to retain the title she first won two years ago in Japan. In second place was German Nadine Kleinert with a throw of 20.20 metres, and in third was China's Lijao Gong who achieved a throw of 19.89 metres.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And you thought you were big

This is the star VY Canoris Majoris. and magnified you can see a tiny little dot we know as the sun. (photo courtesy of Now imagine earth next to the sun, then imagine earth to VY canis Majoris. It was first discovered in 1801. It is a high luminosity M-star and is so far said to be 3000 degrees Kelvin, which i think is 3273 degrees celcius, althought the sun is about 5700 degrees Kelvin (because K=C+273)