June 30, 2008

What is Hanny's Voorwerp? The mystery celestial object is.. it is.. well.. it is green, not of any clear galaxy type, and situated below a relatively normal looking spiral galaxy.
  • Rather froglike. Nice that amateurs can still find stuff.
  • An Poem upon the Occasion of Viewing an Heavenly Anomoly By Ponsonby Ferguson-Willoughby Renowned British children's author and racist. What is Hanny's Voorwerp? Why, it's the darling of the heavens! It's large and green and can be seen Below IC-2497. And where is Hanny's Voorwerp? Why, 'tis years and years away! But my spaceship could make the trip And be back in half a day. Shall we go to Hanny Voorwerp, then? Oh, let us visit, do! We'll take some lunch and a bowl of punch And meet there at half-past two! No - we'll not go to Hanny's Voorwerp - For you cannot trust it much! It's populace is a devilish race Just like the fucking Dutch.
  • p.s. I found my frog
  • Better you than your surgeon.
  • /subscribes to Poor Quidnunk'f Almanack of Wit and Humour
  • Oh, and by the way, the Voorwerp is obviously the Green Goblin on his way back from the annual Marvel Villains Chili Cook-off. You ain't lived until you've heard Morbius's rendition of "Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit."
  • *hearts* quiddy
  • I know what it is: it's an object! (Voorwerp means Object in Dutch)
  • if I looking for frog him name is hopkin green hanny voorwerp I lost my frog P.S. I'll find my frog Who took my frog outer space? Who found my frog
  • that was explained in the linkie, mare :)
  • Oops, sorry, I read it a couple of days ago and didn't remember.
  • Suuuuuuuuuure. :D
  • Stars speeding away from us show a redshift. This green monkey looks as if it might be blueshifted. If that works as an explanation opposite to redshift, then it's coming at us, hard and mean, like from the jet of a blazar. Or maybe elsewise it's that creature from the 1957 horror flick, "Night of the Demon" (aka "Curse of the Demon"), in which some poor schlemiel has less than three days to live.
  • Way to cheer up my breakfast, Dan!
  • Maurice Denham was a triumph in that movie.
  • Now there's a Hanny's Voorwerp Webcomic coming out September 3.