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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - M16: Pillars of Star Creation

    12/06/2020 3:01:57 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    APOD.NASA.gov ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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 https://t.co/1dZ9scnnFa 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 https://t.co/in3iBKszaD 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
    Phys.org ^ | 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
    newbusters.org ^ | 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
    phys.org ^ | 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...
  • Stripper-slash-rapper Cardi B is the perfect Democrat(HUH?)

    02/01/2019 9:54:17 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/1/2019 | Taylor Day
    As an example of the absolute state of the DNC, Cardi B has been invited by "influential Democrats" to speak to an event for the Polk County Iowa Democratic organization. In a desperate attempt to use her to appeal to younger voters or just hoping for a tutorial on how to dance provocatively, the donkey party is showing that Democrats no longer take politics seriously. Cardi B is the perfect manifestation of this. Cardi B is a female rapper who climbed out from an obscure Brooklyn strip club when she achieved internet fame by making profanity-laced videos discussing her stripping...
  • Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’

    11/20/2018 9:12:23 AM PST · by ETL · 75 replies
    Full title: Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks causing ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’ It's one of a pair of stars that could be involved in one of the universe's biggest explosions, experts suggest. Scientists say the previously unknown star system is wrapped in an "elegant spiral dust cloud", making it look "spectacular".At its heart is a pair of massive Wolf-Rayet stars, according to an international team of researchers who published the findings in the Nature Astronomy journal. Wolf-Rayet stars are special in that they're among the hottest in the universe.They blast out powerful winds...
  • Further study in Isaiah, Chapter 40:21-26: The awesomeness of Creation!

    11/06/2018 11:00:56 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    In further study of the Book of Isaiah today, reading in Chapter 40:21-26 (NIV), The Lord proclaims, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown,...
  • Celebrities Lose Their Minds Over the Midterms

    11/06/2018 9:04:08 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/6/2018 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Celebrities that are sick of Donald Trump and the GOP have spent the few weeks leading up to today’s midterms crying about the “raving lunatic” President as they stoked their liberal fans to get to the polls to halt the GOP’s “nascent fascism.” Comedian Rosie O’Donnell even called for a coup: “I want to send the military to the White House to get him.” Singer/actress Barbra Streisand confessed to Trump keeping her awake at nights and actress/activist Jane Fonda saw the “parallels” to the Nazis: “If you’ve read anything about the rise of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler, you...
  • Stunning Nasa image reveals the youngest pulsar ever found: X-ray scans of the supernova [tr]

    10/22/2018 6:30:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2018 | Harry Pettit
    An amazing new Nasa image captures the youngest pulsar ever found by scientists. The pulsar - an ultra-dense chunk of a star leftover from its explosive death into a supernova - sits just 19,000 light years from Earth. It provides our best look yet at the early stages of star death, a mysterious and violent process that scientists still don't fully understand. The image was taken using Nasa's Chandra X-ray Observatory, an orbiting telescope that has been out of action for nearly two weeks following a catastrophic gyroscope failure.