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Post by FBM » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:03 pm

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:Black hole bonanza possible as immense gas cloud passes

A vast and hidden field of small black holes predicted to be near the centre of our galaxy could be revealed as a giant gas cloud passes by.

The G2 cloud is as large as our Solar System, and bound for a "supermassive" black hole at the Milky Way's core.

On the way, it should encounter many black holes just tens of km across.

A report in Physical Review Letters suggests they will spin and heat the gas, which will emit a spray of X-ray light that telescopes could see.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22694229
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Post by Tero » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:46 pm

Tero wrote:Lamar Smith is destroying science
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The spies are more like us scientists. We have some goals, in academia poorly defined. But whether in industry or academia, the scientist knows when they have found something. You did not always know you were looking for it.

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Monster wrote:This is worth looking at.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/ ... mage-mars/

Click on the full screen icon with the image for the best effect. You can click and drag within the image. You can zoom in and out. On the right side, there are some areas that are named. You can click on those and the image will zoom into that spot.

The "Shaler" area is awesome. "Dish Shaped Rock" actually looks like a machine part.

This image of Mars makes Mars's landscape look very familiar and Earth-like. Like it's a rocky beach or a desert. There are some spots that have an obvious eroded appearance, like it was modified by water or wind. There's a depression that has a pattern on the ground that looks very much like it was formed by water action.
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Post by MiM » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Cool :tup:
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Post by FBM » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:11 am

That is very, very cool, indeed! :smoke:
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Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:33 am

This is cool - the closest extra-solar-system object to the sun discovered for nearly a century!

http://www.space.com/20197-third-closes ... pid=514630
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Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:11 am

That's very cool. :biggrin:
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Post by FBM » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:17 am

Indeed. :pop:
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Just go watch this.
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Post by FBM » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:04 pm

That's pretty facking impressive.
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Post by Daedalus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:10 pm

Well damn. I remember when that kind of test inevitably ended with an explosion and bankruptcy. The times are changing.

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Heinlein would have been proud.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Heinlein would have been proud.
Once he finished cleaning his drawers, he probably would have been.

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:16 pm

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Heinlein would have been proud.
Once he finished cleaning his drawers, he probably would have been.

Newton would have had a stroke.
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