Bestest Christmas Gift Guide – 2013 Guinness World Records.
*ahem* SNR 0509-675 was a type 1a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own, which occurred around 400 years ago. The remnant of the explosion is a bubble of gas some 23 light years across, and expending at more than 18 million km/h (11.2 million mi/h). In January 2012, astronomer’s studying the remnant proved that the supernova was caused by two white dwarf stars colliding. The remnant is around 160,000 light years away…
So now you know!
And if you want to find out more wonderful geeky facts about our planet, our solar system, people, plants…well pretty much anything really (and let’s face it – we ALL want to see the slam dunking parrot) then get your hands on this year’s edition of the Guinness World Records, we have…and we just can’t put it down!
There’s even a new augmented reality app so you can see them in 3D!
2013 Guinness World Records available form all good book shops – and Amazon have it for £9 right now.