Even as a false alarm, it's pretty cool we can detect this.But I have a question.When I paste the coordinates from the Swift site into Google Earth (Sky) 10.4296°, 41.5723° It seems to center on a bright object that is close (in the sky) to the Andromeda galaxy, but not really in the Andromeda galaxy. Is this thing… » 5/28/14 10:09am 5/28/14 10:09am

It should be noted though that this myth didn't start with Disney. Wikipedia mentions it was widespread enough to be referenced in the 1951 Cyril M. Kornbluth short story "The Marching Morons", and a 1953 American Mercury article.

Also, just from my own recollection, the 1953 Arthur C. Clarke short story "The… » 3/21/14 2:37pm 3/21/14 2:37pm