I hadn’t heard this. Apparently, some folks think that NASA is crashing Galileo into Jupiter to either A) Turn it into a star or B) Blow it to kingdom come. Galileo will accomplish this by allowing the plutonium in its radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs).
Those folks are bloody freaking morons.
I insist that you check out the site. Right now. The only reason to wait would be to download your Windows patch if you haven’t already done so. THEN go check out Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait. (via Michael Williams)