Sunday, April 25, 2010

The way things change

I've just been re-reading Larry Niven's "Crashlander".  The story "At The Core" forms a significant part in his "Known Space" universe and was written in 1966.

Some 35 years on, we have this:

And this:

And this:

We can already see the Core stars. We don't need the Quantum II Hyperdrive shunt. And, as we can clearly see, they are not (well, most of them, anyway) exploding. Ain't science wonderful?

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