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Mega-Explosion Creates Biggest Burst of Gamma Radiation Ever Detected

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It's a good day for space discoveries. A Martian windstorm just cleaned Mars rover Spirit's solar panels, and those of us back on Earth got to enjoy the best gamma ray burst ever.

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Scientists have now analyzed the explosion, which occurred late last year, and images of it have been released (see above). According to Discovery News:

The spectacular blast, which occurred in September in the Carina constellation, produced energies ranging from 3,000 to more than five billion times that of visible light, astrophysicists said.

"Visible light has an energy range of between two and three electron volts and these were in the millions to billions of electron volts," astrophysicist Frank Reddy of NASA said.

"If you think about it in terms of energy, X-rays are more energetic because they penetrate matter. These things don't stop for anything — they just bore through and that's why we can see them from enormous distances," Reddy said.

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I don't think it gets any clearer than this that God is talking to us: "this is My domain. Stay home."

Look, we're put here on Earth, without wings, for a reason. And that reason is God. He is the only reason. We're lucky He allows us to even imagine what outer space is like. For us to openly lust for it and to voyeuristically gaze into His metaphorical backyard is a Sin of astronomical proportions.

When I was a child, my Father taught me that everything has its place. It's what helped me understand what it means to be a man, and to find a woman who understands what it means to be a woman. Why can't human beings understand their place under God? We are His children. And as such, we need to follow His rules. If we were meant to be entities of the universe, He would have put us there, just as He put us on the various continents with our various skins and faces.

It is the arrogance of man that makes him lust for space. And that lust, ironically, will not deliver him into that endless expanse of wonder, but straight into the endless torture of Hell itself. Satan waits for those who defy God's divine will.

So turn away your telescopes, your eyes, and your hearts from the stars and embrace the will of The Lord. His love is all you need to explore. His will is all you need to strive for. Leave His territory alone!