Thursday, June 08, 2006

Blogging update Blogger was down and slow again, and there may be some problems with my other browser.

Archaeoastronomy update I Ancient rock art may
depict exploding star

A rock carving discovered in Arizona might depict an ancient star
explosion seen by Native Americans a thousand years ago, scientists announced today.

If confirmed, the rock carving, or "petroglyph" would be the only known record
in the Americas of the well-known supernova of the year 1006.

The carving was discovered in White Tanks Regional Park just outside Phoenix, in
an area believed to have been occupied by a group of Native Americans called the Hohokam from about 500 to 1100 A.D.

Eh. It seems rather unlikely. Did they think of that particular constellation as
a scorpian? Are the star positions really that close of a match?

More here.