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  • New discovery about distant galaxies: Stars are heavier than we thought

    05/26/2022 9:57:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    University of Copenhagen ^ | 5/25/2022 | Charles Steinhardt, Albert Sneppen
    ASTROPHYSICS A team of University of Copenhagen astrophysicists has arrived at a major result regarding star populations beyond the Milky Way. The result could change our understanding of a wide range of astronomical phenomena, including the formation of black holes, supernovae and why galaxies die. The Andromeda galaxy, our Milky Way's closest neighbor, is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye. For as long as humans have studied the heavens, how stars look in distant galaxies has been a mystery. In a study published today in The Astrophysical Journal, a team of...
  • How to watch NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch on Christmas Day (7:20am EST)

    12/24/2021 10:34:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 12/24/21 | William Harwood
    NASA and its international partners are counting down to a Christmas Day launch of the most expensive science probe ever built, a $10 billion telescope designed to capture starlight from the first galaxies born in the fiery crucible of the Big Bang. Billions over budget and years behind schedule, the James Webb Space Telescope is targeted for blastoff from the European Space Agency's Kourou, French Guiana, launch site at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday atop an Ariane 5 rocket, weather permitting. Equipped with two solid-fuel strap-on boosters, the workhorse rocket will propel Webb away from the northeast coast of South America...
  • What’s Inside Neutron Stars?

    05/06/2021 5:19:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Sky & Telescope ^ | 5/4/2021 | Monica Young
    Size measurements of two neutron stars are narrowing down what kinds of exotic matter might exist in their extremely dense cores.Neutron stars are the tricksters of the celestial sphere. Their age, their temperature, even their size is not always what it first appears to be. But with the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) aboard the International Space Station, astronomers are finally beginning to make some headway measuring these stars’ actual size — and with that, some insight into their strange interiors.Members of the NICER team presented two independent size measurements of the most massive neutron star known at the...
  • Vanity: Question for any stargazers

    05/01/2021 7:48:13 PM PDT · by Hatteras · 19 replies
    Me | May 1, 2021 | Hstteras
    Okay, so I am back on the coast and and sitting in my backyard under a blanket of stars. Heaven on Earth. From my lounge chair, I can see a satellite pretty much every 5 minutes or so. But then something caught my eye...
  • Patriots draft pick Justin Rohrwasser says he will permanently remove Three Percenters tattoo

    04/28/2020 5:20:49 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 43 replies ^ | 28 April 2020 | Jace Evans
    The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League classifies the Three Percenters as an "anti-government" organization..."The first time I found out what it was linked to was Saturday," Rohrwasser, 23, said of the tattoo he got when he was 18 on his left arm, which shows Roman numerals III surrounded by stars..."It's shameful that I had it on there ignorantly..." "I'm going to take ownership of it... No matter what, that's not who I am and hopefully you all will find that out."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - M16: Pillars of Star Creation

    12/06/2020 3:01:57 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies ^ | 6 Dec, 2020 | Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope, J. Hester, P. Scowen (ASU)
    Explanation: These dark pillars may look destructive, but they are creating stars. This pillar-capturing image of the inside of the Eagle Nebula, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas and dust. The giant pillars are light years in length and are so dense that interior gas contracts gravitationally to form stars. At each pillars' end, the intense radiation of bright young stars causes low density material to boil away, leaving stellar nurseries of dense EGGs exposed. The Eagle Nebula, associated with the open star cluster M16, lies...
  • The most extreme stars in the universe

    09/24/2020 11:31:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Astronomy ^ | 23 Sep, 2020 | Jake Parks
    Some huge, some small. Some zip, some crawl. The cosmos is full of objects that defy expectations.... The biggest: UY Scuti Just like in the DC Universe, sometimes the clearest way for astronomers to express something is truly extraordinary is to add the prefix super. It’s the case with Superman, as well as with supergiant stars — a fitting category for the largest known star in the universe, UY Scuti. One day, the Sun will become a red giant. But if it had started its life with a dozen or so times its current mass, it could have eventually evolved...
  • Family of Carol Baskin's Missing Husband to Air Ad During Her Dancing with the Stars Debut

    09/15/2020 3:39:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Movieweb ^ | 9/14/20 | Jeremy Dick
    Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin is set to make her primetime debut on Monday's new episode of Dancing With the Stars, but the family of her missing ex-husband, Don Lewis, are throwing a damper on the event. Becoming a worldwide superstar overnight with the release of the Netflix documentary Tiger King earlier this year, Baskin has been the subject of great controversy since being introduced to the world. It is believed by many viewers of the series that Baskin is somehow behind Lewis' disappearance, but as of now, there's no evidence to suggest that she was involved. Still hoping...
  • CEO Brad Alberts says Stars have lost season-ticket holders over the team’s support of Black Lives Matter

    08/29/2020 8:23:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 29, 2020 | By Matthew DeFranks
    The Stars have lost customers over their support of Black Lives Matter and protests over racial inequality, president and CEO Brad Alberts said Friday afternoon. “But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” Alberts said. When asked which customers the team has lost, Alberts said season-ticket holders, and that it was a mix of individual and company accounts. He did not disclose specific names. Alberts said no advertisers have pulled funding.
  • They Don’t Call Them the Dog Days For Nothing

    08/01/2020 5:44:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-1-20 | MOTUS
    I know it’s Saturday, the day normally reserved for all things feline, but it’s August 1st which means we are officially in the dog days of summer - when all manner of madness can occur. Specific dates for the dog days vary – some believe them to be the entire month of August, in Scandinavia they run from July 22 through August 22 and the Old Farmer’s Almanac pegs them as July 3 – August 11. Most people associate them with the hottest and most humid days of summer – so miserable that it drives dogs mad. In fact it...
  • Star-Studded ‘One World’ Benefit Concert for the W.H.O. Sparks Outrage: ‘Commie Propaganda’

    04/19/2020 3:19:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 4/19/2020 | Ben Kew
    Critics of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) expressed anger over Saturday’s star-studded “One World” benefit concert held to raise funds for the U.N. body after President Donald Trump pulled funding for the organization over its connections to the Chinese communist regime. The “One World” concert, led by the W.H.O. and non-profit group Global Citizen, was broadcast across multiple television channels in the U.S. and around the world on Saturday, with the aim of raising money for the W.H.O.’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
  • Astronomers Just Detected a Second, Epic Neutron Star Collision

    01/08/2020 10:04:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Science Alert ^ | January 7, 2020 | Michelle Star
    Our magnificent gravitational wave astronomers have done it again, adding to the detection collection a new collision between two neutron stars. On 25 April 2019, the LIGO interferometer detected two neutron stars around 520 million light-years away coming together and merging into a single object. It's called GW190425, and although it's only the second such collision astronomers have ever seen, it's already broadening our understanding of these colossal cosmic smash-ups.
  • Vote for Sean Spicer: #DWT$

    11/04/2019 5:58:09 PM PST · by tellw
    Twitter ^ | Sean Spicer
    Let’s keep this going! I’m dancing first tonight @DancingABC & really need your votes. Cast 20 votes right at 8pm ET please. Text SEAN 10 times to 21523 and vote 10 more times at You have to wait until 8pm tho Thank you #TeamSweetNSpicey #DWTS #dets28
  • Missing-Link Atoms Turn Up in Aftermath of Neutron-Star Collision

    10/24/2019 7:06:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 24, 2019 | Rafi Letzter
    Two neutron stars smashed together and shook the universe, triggering an epic explosion called a "kilonova" that spit lots of ultradense, ultrahot material into space. Now, astronomers have reported the most conclusive evidence yet that in the aftermath of that blast a missing-link element formed that could help explain some confusing chemistry of the universe. When that shaking — ripples in the very fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves — reached Earth in 2017, it set off gravitational-wave detectors and became the first neutron- star collision ever detected Immediately, telescopes all over the world whirled around to study the light...
  • SEAN SPICER: Vote for Me (DWTS)

    10/21/2019 6:06:08 PM PDT · by tellw · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-21-19 | Sean Spicer
    Thank you for all of the support. I’m up 7th on @DancingABC tonight. Please vote right at 8pm ET 20 times. Text SEAN 10 times to 21523 & cast 10 more at Only votes cast between 8pm - 9:55pm ET (6-8pm CT, 5-7pm PT) count. #teamsweetnspicey #DWTS #DWTS28
  • Are There As Many Stars as Sand Grains?

    09/23/2019 7:13:59 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 9-22-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Are There As Many Stars as Sand Grains? September 22, 2019 | David F. Coppedge A video clip from Illustra Media attempts to answer a common question: How many stars are there? Lord willing, the Editor will soon be back from travel and speaking. Till then, enjoy this amazing video from Illustra Media! HOW MANY STARS? The question is timeless. Pondered, throughout history, by human beings of every culture, age, and nationality: how many stars are there in the universe? This fascinating film explores worlds gigantic and microscopic to reveal answers that challenge our perceptions of creation. Travel with us...
  • Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

    08/19/2019 8:44:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Scientists, including from The Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. Neutron stars and black holes are the super-dense remains of dead stars. On Wednesday 14 August 2019, gravitational-wave discovery machines in the United States and Italy detected ripples in space and time from a cataclysmic event that happened about 8,550 million trillion kilometres away from Earth.
  • No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals

    06/19/2019 9:08:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 19, 2019 | Adam Mann,
    While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don't seem to be — at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty. "There's certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious," ... lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. "There's no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters." While the team didn't find anything this time around, Price said that there...
  • Furious Celebs Want Trump Impeached, Assaulted and Tortured to Death

    06/05/2019 9:18:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 6/5/2019 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump may be the most hated president in Hollywood since...well...ever. In the last month celebrities from Bill Maher to Cher have wished the worst, most vile things on the current president. Maher hoped First Lady Melania Trump would divorce her husband. Singer/actress Cher wanted to see Trump impeached, “locked up” and assaulted in prison. Author Fran Lebowitz claimed “impeachment” was just the “beginning of what he deserves” as she fantasized that Trump would be turned “over to the Saudis” to be tortured to death. New state laws intended to protect the rights of the unborn drew the ire of...
  • Scientists prove that binary stars reflect light from one another (new way to study binaries)

    04/03/2019 2:52:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies ^ | 4/2/19 | Lachlan Gilbert
    UNSW astronomers have shown that binary stars – two stars locked in orbit around each other – reflect light as well as radiating it, revealing new ways for their detection. One of the first things we learn in astronomy is that some of the objects in the sky (the Sun and the stars) produce their own light, whereas others (the Moon and the planets) are only visible because they reflect light from the Sun. But do the Sun and the stars also reflect some of the light that falls on them? This is a question that scientists from UNSW Sydney...