Fiery explosion detected in space

Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - 4:43 pm PDT

Scientists were alarmed today by the detection of an ongoing massive fireball explosion at the center of our own solar system. This phenomenon, visible from Earth with the naked eye, is believed to have had its origins millions and millions of years ago, and many predict it will continue to burn for the foreseeable future. Earth will not go unaffected by this relatively nearby explosion, whose constant emittance of heat and light has no doubt already affected the Earth’s climate, and whose gravitational pull is so vast, we are doomed to circle it, quite probably forever.