Star talk slows chat

More alternative publishing success. This letter appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald just before Christmas
Being an astronomer and lecturer in relativity, I had to respond, and my letter was published today. Here it is
I wonder if this counts as the elusive "impact" that scientists will be judged on in the future? Anyway, the keen-eyed will see that a typo has crept into the text, as Tau Ceti is almost 12 light years away, not 120. I am sure there will be some smart-alec follow-up letters :)


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