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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - NGC 5643: Nearby Spiral Galaxy from Hubble

    10/05/2020 4:01:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies ^ | 5 Oct, 2020 | Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.; Acknowledgement: Mahdi Zamani
    Explanation: What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy NGC 5643? A swirling disk of stars and gas, NGC 5643's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and brown dust, as shown in the featured image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of this active galaxy glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found. An unusual central glow makes NGC 5643 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. NGC 5643, is a...
  • A mysterious space signal has been going for over 500 days — and no one knows why

    06/23/2020 10:33:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 06/23/2020 | Staff
    A source of repeating radio waves seen from one point in the sky presents astronomers with numerous mysteries. The source of this signal, where radiation builds and ebbs over a period of 16 days, remains a question. The longevity of these cycles — now seen continuing for over 500 days — could either present another mystery, or perhaps a clue to what is going on at the center of these displays. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one form of highly-energetic explosion in deep space. Thought to be caused by small, massive objects, although the exact nature of these objects is...
  • Q Anon: (5/15/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    05/15/2018 12:33:26 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,541 replies ^ | 5/15/18 | FReepers, vanity
    <p>This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinion. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner.</p>
  • Epic cosmic radio burst finally seen in real time

    01/20/2015 10:42:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 08:00 19 January 2015 | by Michael Slezak
    A gigantic but fleeting burst of radio waves has been caught in the act for the first time, helping to narrow down the vast array of things that might cause them. Figuring out what these fast radio bursts are or where they come from could help answer some of the biggest cosmological questions. They last about a millisecond but give off as much energy as the sun does in a day, all seemingly in a tight band of radio-frequency waves. Their source is a mystery, but whatever causes them must be huge, cataclysmic and up to 5.5 billion light years...
  • New Lab-Funded Magnetron May Help Defeat Enemy Electronics

    02/10/2010 9:39:46 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 640+ views
    Space War ^ | 2/11/2010 | Maria Callier/Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Air Force Research Laboratory-funded researchers at the University of Michigan invented a new type of magnetron that may be used in defeating enemy electronics. A vital component of military radar systems since World War II, a magnetron is a kind of vacuum tube that serves as the frequency source in microwave ovens, radar systems, and other high-power microwave circuits. The newly devised technology--which is more compact, exhibits faster start-up, and demonstrates higher peak and average power than current devices--should enable higher-power, higher-frequency operation and, thus, improved potential for jamming and defeat of adversarial systems. While basic magnetron design has changed...
  • Handheld X-Ray Vision

    01/27/2010 3:49:18 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 852+ views
    The Strategy page ^ | 1/27/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army is sending the troops a new generation of "see-through-the-wall" devices. The Eagle series of sensors use low power ultra-wideband radio waves to detect what is behind walls (except metal ones). These devices weigh 3.5-6 pounds (there are three versions) and all are handheld. The M model can detect motion, of people or animals who are up to six meters behind a 20cm concrete wall. The P model can see into the ground (3-4 meters down) and detect objects, as well as tunnels. The V model produces sharper images, but at shorter ranges. All these devices use rechargeable...
  • Prototype Nokia phone recharges without wires

    06/16/2009 3:56:34 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 13 replies · 903+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/09 | Yahoo Tech
    Pardon the cliche, but it's one of the holiest of Holy Grails of technology: Wireless power. And while early lab experiments have been able to "beam" electricity a few feet to power a light bulb, the day when our laptops and cell phones can charge without having to plug them in to a wall socket still seems decades in the future. Nokia, however, has taken another baby step in that direction with the invention of a cell phone that recharges itself using a unique system: It harvests ambient radio waves from the air, and turns that energy into usable power....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-12-02

    08/11/2002 9:26:39 PM PDT · by mtngrl@vrwc · 10 replies · 230+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-11-02 | <a href="">Robert Nemiroff</a>
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 12 The Colors and Mysteries of Centaurus A Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/M. Karovska et al.); Radio 21-cm image (NRAO/VLA/Schiminovich, et al.), Radio continuum image (NRAO/VLA/J.Condon et al.); Optical (Digitized Sky Survey, U.K. Schmidt Image/ STScI) Explanation: Why is spiral galaxy Centaurus A in so much turmoil? The above composite image shows different clues to the unusual galaxy's past in different bands of light. In low energy radio...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-28-02

    05/27/2002 9:37:39 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 33 replies · 675+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-28-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 May 28 The Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes Credit: VLA, NRAO Explanation: The most photogenic array of radio telescopes in the world has also been one of the most productive. Each of the 27 radio telescopes in the Very Large Array (VLA) is the size of a house and can be moved on train tracks. The above pictured VLA, celebrating its twenty-second year of operation, is...