Posts filed under “Science”

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a few midsize black holes known.

Dying stars form modest black holes measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun. At the opposite extreme, most large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole with a mass tens of thousands of times greater. Just as drivers traveling a highway packed with compact cars and monster trucks might start looking for sedans, astronomers are searching for a middle range of the black hole population and wondering why they see so few.’

 

 

 

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Category: Science, Video

Current Reservoir Conditions in California

Source: Municipal Securities Research, Wells Fargo

Category: Science

Space Without the Space

This cracks me up: Source: XKCD

Category: Data Analysis, Science

The Savant Syndrome

Extraordinary People: The Savant Syndrome – Darold A. Treffert, M.D. Source: SciAm Part of the 10th Annual International Bioethics Forum, “Manifesting the Mind” which was was designed to explore the Mind-Brain phenomenon and how this relates to human consciousness.”, held by the BTC Institute in Madison, WI on April 28-29, 2011. For detailed information about…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Searching for water on Ganymede

Source: Know More

Category: Digital Media, Science

97% Consensus (File Under Stuff You Should Know By Now)

Source: Skeptical Science

Category: Science

Significant Climate Anomalies June 2014

Click for the ginormous version. Source: NOAA

Category: Science

Apollo 11 Retrospective: ‘One We Intend To Win’

Source: Space

Category: Science, Technology, Travel

Which disease is most likely to kill you across the planet?

Source: Salon

Category: Science

Source: Climate Desk

Category: Science