NASA has called a press conference tomorrow to announce something big. Big, people.
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-089Whaddya think? Pierre Boulez's softer side? Joan Sutherland's consonants? Herbert von Karajan's humility? Leonard Bernstein's sense of restraint?
NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
WASHINGTON -- NASA has scheduled a media teleconference Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. EDT, to announce the discovery of an object in our Galaxy astronomers have been hunting for more than 50 years.
(Smart money seems to be on a direct observation of a black hole, which would be pretty cool. And, honestly, I love Joan Sutherland. Just don't model your diction on hers, OK, kids?)
Update (5/14): It's the remnants of a supernova—one about the age of Orphée aux Enfers.