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swans
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February 21, 2012 10:35 pm  

http://www.space.com/14641-black-hole-20-million-mph-winds.html
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!
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dougtamjj
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February 21, 2012 10:52 pm  

Incredible!!!! Thanks Swans!!!!


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swans
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February 21, 2012 11:41 pm  

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.
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August 2, 2012 6:32 pm  

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 πŸ™‚

http://www.insidescience.org/?q=content/every-black-hole-contains-new-universe/566

Swan


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August 3, 2012 12:11 pm  

How cool - on both links. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


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swans
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August 4, 2012 1:28 am  

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 πŸ™‚

http://www.insidescience.org/?q=content/every-black-hole-contains-new-universe/566

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! πŸ˜€

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/05/110526-mini-black-holes-pass-through-earth-lhc-space-science/
Swan


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swans
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August 9, 2012 8:53 pm  

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
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August 25, 2012 12:12 pm  

G'day everyone,

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

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 :D)

Swan


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noOne
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August 25, 2012 2:06 pm  

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

Jupiter?


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August 25, 2012 2:45 pm  

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


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swans
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August 25, 2012 3:27 pm  

G'day everyone,

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

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 :D)

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...:D

Having said all that, the answer was not Jupiter. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜€
Swan


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August 25, 2012 6:19 pm  

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


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swans
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August 25, 2012 6:47 pm  

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 πŸ˜€
Swan


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August 25, 2012 7:16 pm  

I resemble that!

Jupiter must go but the red spot can stay.

3. Me...after a delicious meal of Roosevelt Beans. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€
Swan


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August 25, 2012 7:51 pm  

1. Asteroid

2. Meteor Shower

3. Sun?


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August 25, 2012 8:09 pm  

G'day everyone,

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

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 :D)

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".

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swans
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August 25, 2012 8:18 pm  

G'day everyone,

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

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 :D)

Swan

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

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


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swans
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August 25, 2012 9:57 pm  

G'day everyone,

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

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 :D)

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 πŸ™‚ 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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August 26, 2012 12:44 am  

RIP Neil Armstrong

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/25/us/neil-armstrong-obit/index.html


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August 26, 2012 1:03 am  

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
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August 26, 2012 12:26 pm  

"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
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August 26, 2012 12:58 pm  

"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...:-)


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dougtamjj
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August 26, 2012 1:41 pm  

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


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swans
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August 26, 2012 1:53 pm  

#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. πŸ™‚


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August 26, 2012 2:27 pm  

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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