COOL EXPLOSIONS….From the always valuable, here’s a series of pictures from the Hubble telescope of V838 Monocerotis, a peculiar exploding star about 20,000 light years from earth. (Great name, too, isn’t it?) What’s peculiar is that while it has indeed exploded, it’s not a supernova and has stayed cool the entire time. Astronomers are stumped about what’s going on, but in the meantime you can read about it and see some additional pictures and explanations here.