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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

4 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.....

Powerful Black-Hole 'Microquasar' Found

“By studying microquasars such as MQ1, we get a glimpse of how the early universe evolved, how fast quasars grew and how much energy black holes provided to their environment.”As a comparison, the most powerful microquasar in our galaxy, known...

Quasar Eats Gas, Throws Up

You can’t beat a quasar for general awesomeness. When they were first discovered in the 1960s, nobody could imagine what those pinpoints of light could be: they looked like stars, but they were so intensely bright that they could be seen more than halfway across the universe. Show More Summary

Pitch perfect

It takes a rare alignment of sun and moon and stars and possibly quasars for me to say yes to the caller who pitches his or her company as "a good story for Crain's." First, I must pick up my phone.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Is entanglement real or is there a super-deterministic cosmic conspiracy?

Researchers use quasars to kill off the last of the quantum hidden variables.

Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

Astronomers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality -- a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based not on the textbook laws of classical physics, but on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics. Show More Summary

"Our Universe May Be Based on Quantum Phenomena Faster than Speed of Light" --MIT Researchers

MIT researchers propose an experiment using distant quasars that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality — a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based not on the textbook laws of...

Researchers say distant quasars could close a loophole in quantum mechanics

In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT researchers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality — a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, wouldShow More Summary

What’s The Brightest Thing In the Universe? by Vsauce

5 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Vsauce host Michael Stevens explores the brightness of the Universe’s inhabitants like quasars and explains apparent versus absolute magnitude in his latest video, “What’s The Brightest Thing In the Universe?”

Distant quasar lights up cosmic web like a neon sign

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

That the Universe is largely composed of a cosmic web consisting of narrow filaments upon which galaxies and intergalactic gas and dust are concentrated has been known for more than a decade. While a great deal of evidence for this has accumulated, visual evidence has been difficult to find. Show More Summary

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