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Friday Supernova

Who says the liberal arts are in peril?

As you probably know, back about 1300 years ago, in the year 724, there was a mysterious spike in Carbon 14 levels detected in the rings of Japanese cedar trees.  What you probably don’t know is that this spike coincided with an eerie “red crucifix” reported in the skies after sunset.

Well, undergraduate Jonathan Allen knew that and he put two-and-two together and posits that maybe the “red crucifix” may have been a supernova.

See here for the tree-warming story.