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How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

14 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Lead researcher Carl Melis first took on the project five years ago while still in graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, after meeting with John Stauffer (a co-author on the paper). Melis recalled being astounded to learn there was a dispute over how far away the Pleiades are from Earth. Show More Summary

Quasars --"Are They the Origin of Light in Our Universe?"

Quasars are the brightest objects in the Universe; their intense light is generated by gas as it falls towards a black hole. These mysterious objects emitting radio waves were first identified in 1963 by radio astronomers who called them quasi-stellar...

VIDEO: P.SO The Earth Tone King featuring Sammus & Moses Rockwell’s “Quasars”

“Quasars” gets into a slight animated form, for it is the way P.SO The Earth Tone King wants you to see this song. The song also features rap parts from Sammus and Moses Rockwell. The song is taken from P.SO’s latest album Gateway To Greatness/Constellations, which you may stream in full below via Bandcamp. Gateway […]

Arp – “Pulsars E Quasars”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Alexis Georgopoulos, aka Arp, released his most recent album last summer, the psych-pop-indebted MORE. Now he’s set to release a new EP, titled Pulsars E Quasars, which sounds like it will be working in the same sonic space as MORE tracks like “High-Heeled Clouds.” At least that’s what it sounds like based on the title [...]

All-you-can-eat at the end of the universe: How early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun

A new model shows how early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun. These giant bodies -- quasars -- feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it non-stop. Thus they reveal their existence:...Show More Summary

"Monsters at the End of Universe" --Black Holes with Masses Equaling Billions of Suns

At the ends of the Universe there are black holes with masses equaling billions of our sun. These giant bodies – quasars – feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it non-stop. Thus they reveal their existence: The light...

A Short Story For Saturday

Here are the opening paragraphs of Martin Amis’ 1992 short story, “Career Move“: When Alistair finished his new screenplay, Offensive from Quasar 13, he submitted it to the LM, and waited. Over the past year, he had had more than a dozen screenplays rejected by the Little Magazine. On the other hand, his most recent […]

Google's Science Fair finalists want to find quasars and wake you with smells

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Want to be inspired by the next generation's ingenuity, while simultaneously feeling like you've underachieved? Here are the global finalists for Google's Science Fair 2014! As with previous years, the entries are high-minded and often brilliant, as...

AICN COMICS Podcast: QUASAR! BATMAN/GREEN HORNET ‘66! BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! & More!

AICN COMICS Podcast: QUASAR! BATMAN/GREEN HORNET ‘66! BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! & More! Read the full article on AICN Ambush Bug here. The below hour-plus long conversation took place between myself, Matt Adler, Optimous Douche, and our host Johnny Destructo of PoptardsGo.com. Show More Summary

“Gen Ed” Relativity: Pondering Books

This coming fall term, I’ll be teaching Astronomy 052, “Relativity, Black Holes, and Quasars,” because the guy who has traditionally taught it (a radio astronomer who studies active galactic nuclei) has to do other courses instead. But I said “Well, hell, I’ve written a popular audience book explaining relativity. I can teach that.” And since…

Quasar with a Power Output Greater than the Milky Way --A Clue to Why Few Large Galaxies Exist? (Today's Most Popular)

In 2012, researchers discovered a quasar known as SDSS J1106+1939 with the most energetic outflow ever, a finding that may answer questions about how the mass of a galaxy is linked to its central black hole mass and why there...

The Nicest Places in the Universe

The Sci Show outlines the general clues that help scientists look for habitable planets, including the size of a planet, what type of galaxy it’s in and more. Being a stellar real estate agent is hard. Also quasars are more terrifying than black holes.

Massive Galaxies of Early Universe Powered by Black Holes --"Reveal the Nature of Dark Energy"

Quasars are young galaxies powered by massive black holes, extremely bright, extremely distant, and thus highly redshifted. The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), pioneered the use of quasars to...

BOSS quasars track the expanding universe: Most precise measurement yet

Scientists have made novel measurements of the structure of the universe when it was only about 3 billion years old, using quasars collected by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Results include the most precise measurement of expansion since galaxies formed. Show More Summary

BOSS quasars track the expanding universe -- most precise measurement yet

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), pioneered the use of quasars to map density variations in intergalactic gas at high redshifts, tracing the structure of the young universe. Show More Summary

Whodunit: Undercover Jonah

5 months agoOdd : Neatorama

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime? (Image credit: Flickr user Dustin Quasar) "Mom, I look like a stupid penguin." Jonah waddled back and forth in front of the museum, pretending to be outraged by the rented tuxedo. Show More Summary

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Black Hole Spin

Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this combined view from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. The Chandra data, along with data from ESA's XMM-Newton, were used to directly measure the spin of the...

Image of the Day: The Largest Structure in the Universe

The largest known structure in the universe has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. The large quasar group (LQG -a portion shown above)) is so large that it would take a vehicle traveling at the speed of light.....

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