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Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

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swans
February 21, 2012 06:35PM

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[www.space.com]
Greetings,
I find this observation by NASA's Chandra X-Ray far too mind staggering not to share it with our followers of the universes. Absolutely stunning!
Enjoy!
Swan

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dougtamjj
February 21, 2012 06:52PM

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Incredible!!!! Thanks Swans!!!!

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swans
February 21, 2012 07:41PM

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dougtamjj
Incredible!!!! Thanks Swans!!!!

You're welcome! I question "what could this phenomenon possibly sound like?"

The Supermassive Black Hole located within the Perseus Cluster and a mere 250 million light years from Earth, sounds like "B-flat" - according to NASA's Chandra X-Ray telescope - BUT we humans will never be able to hear it: The sound is 57 octaves below 'middle C' on a piano (one million billion times DEEPER than the human ear can hear). This is the lowest frequency note detected as yet in this universe.
Swan

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swans
August 02, 2012 02:32PM

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G'afternoon,

Does our Universe really reside inside a "Black Hole?" A board member sent this very interesting article; I simply had to share with you.

Many thanks, my Friend happy

[www.insidescience.org]

Swan

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usvichic
August 03, 2012 08:11AM

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How cool - on both links. Thanks for sharing smiling

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swans
August 03, 2012 09:28PM

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swans
G'afternoon,

Does our Universe really reside inside a "Black Hole?" A board member sent this very interesting article; I simply had to share with you.

Many thanks, my Friend happy

[www.insidescience.org]

Swan


To confuse matters more, please meet "Mini- Black Holes!"
I KNOW that my memory is sharp and that I hadn't misplaced my extra set of keys; they simply disappeared down the " Mini- Black Hole" I have roaming around my house! big grin

[news.nationalgeographic.com]
Swan

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swans
August 09, 2012 04:53PM

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G'day everyone,

The largest Black Hole anyone?
This exciting and informative video was sent to me by a VINOW Board Member; I must share it with you..
Thank You my Friend!
Enjoy!
Swan


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swans
August 25, 2012 08:12AM

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G'day everyone,

For our science minded followers, here are four questions to have some fun with: happy

1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?

3. Anything within ten(10) light years of it will completely vaporize.

4. As on Earth, it occurs on Saturn, but at 10,000 times greater in magnitude.

(ps: John, - a special invite to you big grin)

Swan

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noOne
August 25, 2012 10:06AM

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1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

Jupiter?

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STXBob
August 25, 2012 10:45AM

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1. Molecular cloud
2. Decomposition. composting, bacteria, nitrification
3. Black hole
4. Lightning bolts

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
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swans
August 25, 2012 11:27AM

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swans
G'day everyone,

For our science minded followers, here are four questions to have some fun with: happy

1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?

3. Anything within ten(10) light years of it will completely vaporize.

4. As on Earth, it occurs on Saturn, but at 10,000 times greater in magnitude.

(ps: John, - a special invite to you big grin)

Swan




NoOne: Actually, while the answer is different from your answer, you are also correct. Jupiter WAS nearly a star, but couldn't generate enough energy to promote a fusion reaction between Helium and Hydrogen; consequently, it had to settle down and accept the role of largest planet in our solar system. She doesn't mind though, because she has a "solar system" of her own (ALL those MOONS!) and she violently wreaks havoc and chaos to satisfy her lust for power. She evicted a giant planet out of our solar system billions of years ago when she took up residency; ithat now "rogue" giant is headed back home here to our solar system...big grin

Having said all that, the answer was not Jupiter. happy


BoB: Great answers, but only one is correct: #4 - Yes. The lightening storms on Saturn are at least 10,000 X more powerful than on Earth. Congratulations!
Note: One of our board members would LOVE these storms on Saturn - he's quite a storm chaser indeed! big grin
Swan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2012 11:31AM by swans.

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dougtamjj
August 25, 2012 02:19PM

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Swans are you talking about Aussie? I'm a storm junkie as well.

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swans
August 25, 2012 02:47PM

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dougtamjj
Swans are you talking about Aussie? I'm a storm junkie as well.

Hi Tammy, Hi JJ,

Welcome home!

Yes, Tammy, I am talking about Aussie. The storms on Earth pale in comparison to those events on the other planets in our small solar system; As much as Aussie dislikes (?) Jupiter, he would marvel at the storming Giant Red Spot and Red Spot Jr and their unrelenting forces, Saturn's lightening storms that would span across Earth with ease and winds over 1000mph. If Aussie were to step into space and witness the frenzy of gamma ray bursts, supernovae, smashing galaxies, massive black holes...my goodness, on his return to Earth, he would endlessly "whine.!"

Yes, Tammy, I was referring to Aussie big grin
Swan

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aussie
August 25, 2012 03:16PM

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I resemble that!

Jupiter must go but the red spot can stay.

3. Me...after a delicious meal of Roosevelt Beans. smiling



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swans
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dougtamjj
Swans are you talking about Aussie? I'm a storm junkie as well.

Hi Tammy, Hi JJ,

Welcome home!

Yes, Tammy, I am talking about Aussie. The storms on Earth pale in comparison to those events on the other planets in our small solar system; As much as Aussie dislikes (?) Jupiter, he would marvel at the storming Giant Red Spot and Red Spot Jr and their unrelenting forces, Saturn's lightening storms that would span across Earth with ease and winds over 1000mph. If Aussie were to step into space and witness the frenzy of gamma ray bursts, supernovae, smashing galaxies, massive black holes...my goodness, on his return to Earth, he would endlessly "whine.!"

Yes, Tammy, I was referring to Aussie big grin
Swan

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BeachcomberStt
August 25, 2012 03:51PM

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1. Asteroid

2. Meteor Shower

3. Sun?

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rotorhead
August 25, 2012 04:09PM

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swans
G'day everyone,

For our science minded followers, here are four questions to have some fun with: happy

1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?

3. Anything within ten(10) light years of it will completely vaporize.

4. As on Earth, it occurs on Saturn, but at 10,000 times greater in magnitude.

(ps: John, - a special invite to you big grin)

Swan

1. My first guess was Jupiter also but since you have ruled that out my next guess is "Brown Dwarf".
2. My first guess was decomposition but this question is directed at Stargazers so my next guess is "Supernova". As Carl Sagan says we are all made of Star Stuff.
3. "Supernova"
4. Since we already know the answer, "Lightning storm".

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
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swans
August 25, 2012 04:18PM

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swans
G'day everyone,

For our science minded followers, here are four questions to have some fun with: happy

1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?

3. Anything within ten(10) light years of it will completely vaporize.

4. As on Earth, it occurs on Saturn, but at 10,000 times greater in magnitude.

(ps: John, - a special invite to you big grin)

Swan

Beachcomberstt: 1- asteroid; 2-Meteor showers; 3- the sun.
Fantastic conclusions. Unfortunately not quite the answers.- don't give up! happy

BTW: For those who missed the answer to #4 - it is "Lightening." Thanks, STXBob!)

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swans
August 25, 2012 05:57PM

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rotorhead
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swans
G'day everyone,

For our science minded followers, here are four questions to have some fun with: happy

1. "Almost a planet; almost a star."

2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?

3. Anything within ten(10) light years of it will completely vaporize.

4. As on Earth, it occurs on Saturn, but at 10,000 times greater in magnitude.

(ps: John, - a special invite to you big grin)

Swan

1. My first guess was Jupiter also but since you have ruled that out my next guess is "Brown Dwarf".
2. My first guess was decomposition but this question is directed at Stargazers so my next guess is "Supernova". As Carl Sagan says we are all made of Star Stuff.
3. "Supernova"
4. Since we already know the answer, "Lightning storm".



Rotorhead: Question #1 - Your answer," Brown Dwarf" planet is right on! These mighty characters are stuck in-between being a planet and star. Congratulations happy Question #2 - "No supernovae; no us - or anything else." Great answer, but not quite. Question #3 - Great answer, but not quite. Close...
Well done!

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BeachcomberStt
August 25, 2012 08:44PM

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RIP Neil Armstrong

[www.cnn.com]

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dougtamjj
August 25, 2012 09:03PM

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I will never forget that night that he first set foot on the moon. My mother let my brother and I stay up late and watch our little black and white TV with rabbit ears trying to get perfect reception. She made us a pallet on the floor and gave us popcorn and chocolate milk. What a wonderful night. What an incredible brave man. God speed Neil Armstrong!

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STXBob
August 26, 2012 08:26AM

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"2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?"

Swans, can we have a hint? Does it take place in outer space? Does "nutrients" imply an organic process? Does "Earth" mean dirt or planet?

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swans
August 26, 2012 08:58AM

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"2. What event breaks up molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients?"

Swans, can we have a hint? Does it take place in outer space? Does "nutrients" imply an organic process? Does "Earth" mean dirt or planet?

G'morning Bob,
My pleasure.
Specific to this particular question, what I'm referring to is not in outer space; "nutrients" imply that the "result" of the event is necessary in order to facilitate the organic process: the event ultimately donates to the process a very important ingredient - without this ingredient, the organic process would not take place with its resulting benefits: Earth means dirt. Another hint: Once again you have the answer...happy

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dougtamjj
August 26, 2012 09:41AM

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#2 death. I was thinking decomposition as well but death has to occur first.

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swans
August 26, 2012 09:53AM

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#2 death. I was thinking decomposition as well but death has to occur first.

Excellent reasoning, Tammy; when referring to the "biological" processes involved in supplying nutrients to the soil. The "event" is "physical" in nature and contributes that which is necessary for the biological processes to occur. happy

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dougtamjj
August 26, 2012 10:27AM

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I am hung up on the word "event". Weathering, rain, heat, freezing? Weather is an event. Then there are animals such as earthworms, snails, insects that futher break down dead organic material. Composting? That is physical.

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