Now Kolton wants credit, legal copyright and the right to collect royalties on the music he wrote. Kolton said Wednesday that when he began working on the TV shows, it wasn't clear that he would be a ghostwriter and would not be credited. He was paid for his work, he said, but there was no written agreement about compensation. "I didn't realize until fairly recently that I had a legal way to deal with what I thought was right in the first place," Kolton said. "I didn't realize there was anything I could do about it." (more...)
Step outside Saturday around 8:00 p.m. and look west. That bright light not far above the horizon is the planet Venus. Very nearby is the blue star Spica--the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Spica lies 260 light years from Earth and shines 2100 times brighter than the Sun. Because it's so far away, though, Spica seems dimmer than Venus. The pair are easy to spot even before the sky fades to black. Between now and late September, Venus will grow brighter every night--and that means it's a good time to look for Venus pillars and Venusdogs. Visit SpaceWeather.com for more information.
Meanwhile on the Sun.... Emerging near the Sun's northwestern limb, a new sunspot (numbered 95) poses a threat for major flares. On Friday it unleashed a brief but powerful X1-class solar flare; the explosion was not Earth-directed.