Titan's Shadow: A Once in a Millenium Celestial Alignment

Found another really cool observation done by the Chandra X-Ray telescope way back in 2003. With all the hype about celestial alignments and 2012 hysteria about the Sun/Earth/Galactic Center alignment, I thought I'd present a truly once in a milleni

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Found another really cool observation done by the Chandra X-Ray telescope way back in 2003. With all the hype about celestial alignments and 2012 hysteria about the Sun/Earth/Galactic Center alignment, I thought I'd present a truly once in a millenium event that was actually very useful and helped get some great science done.

Titan actually cast an X-Ray shadow against the Crab Nebula, and it won't happen again until 2267. I'd also like to point out that most people didn't even know it happened and the world never came to an end, the Earth's crust didn't start to rotate nor did the poles shift.

We did get some cool pictures though!

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Here's a link to the NASA/Chandra Press Release done in 2003:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/04_releases/press_040504.html

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Green Man, track MoodBall. available here:

http://www.garageband.com/artist/green_man

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