Laura Gomez

113 Flips | 14 Magazines | 17 Likes | 2 Followers | @Skylar_lg | From Boston MA.Married/w 2 grown kids. 1 granddaughter. Love photography, gardening, reading, teaching myself the computer, and country music.

Ask Ethan: How Many Black Holes Are There In The Universe?

For the third time in history, we’ve directly detected an unmistakable signature of black holes: gravitational waves resulting from their merger. Combine that with what we know from stellar orbits around the galactic center, X-ray and radio observations of other galaxies, and gas infall/velocity …

Ian McShane relishes playing an ancient god as a charismatic scamp who has faith in humanity

In the Starz series “American Gods,” Ian McShane plays an ancient deity who walks the Earth in human form. But don’t expect an ethereal, larger than life figure in a crisp three-piece suit.<p>Mr. Wednesday is a charming but slick con man with questionable scruples and fashion sense. He traverses …

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Astronomy

Supernova 1987A Revisited: New Observations Mark 30th Anniversary Of Stellar Explosion

When a star goes supernova, it seeds the universe with elements such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and iron — the “star stuff” that is the basic …

A New Binary Star Asteroid Belt Teaches Us About How Planets Form

Although our Sun is the only star in our solar system, that isn’t the case for every planetary system. It’s estimated that about than half of stars could be binaries, though the exact percentage is still hotly debated. What we do know is that binary stars are common. This has raised the question …

Astronomy

Prince Contained Multitudes, New Book Confirms

When Prince first signed with Warner Bros. Records, he didn't want to be categorized as a black musician. This was the late 1970s, before music by black artists was widely marketed to multiracial audiences; before kids in every household in America were glued to their screens watching "Thriller" on …

Hubble Finds Runaway Star In Orion Nebula That Left Its Broken System 540 Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope has allowed scientists to create a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula complex, the large and famous star formation …

‘The Voice’ poll: Which Team Blake Shelton artist to survive first two knockouts could win?

In the first two Knockout rounds of “The Voice” last week, coach <b>Blake Shelton</b> pitted two pairs of his artists against each other. He had to choose …

Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and More Stars Attend Opening Night of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's World Tour

| Sat., Apr. 8, 2017 8:50 PM<p>Talk about a star-studded opening night!<p>E! News has obtained an exclusive photo backstage at <b>Faith Hill</b> and <b>Tim McGraw</b>'s …

Inside the marriage of fiercely private Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana

After the news that Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are splitting after five years of marriage, we look at the lives of the superstar couple …

Chuck Berry fans pay last respects to influential musician in his hometown

Rolling Stones sent guitar-shaped flower arrangement to rock’n’roller’s funeral in St Louis, where he died about three weeks ago at age 90<p>Fans lined up before dawn on Sunday to pay their final respects to Chuck Berry, roughly three weeks after his death at age 90 near his hometown of St …

Chuck Berry

Dierks Bentley's wife to run Boston Marathon to aid shelter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cassidy Bentley, the wife of country music star Dierks Bentley, is running the Boston Marathon to raise money for a Nashville …

Boston Marathon

The Big Bang Theory spinoff star Zoe Perry on emulating her mom, Laurie Metcalf

Zoe Perry has big shoes to fill on <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> spinoff <i>Young Sheldon</i> — her mother’s!<p>The actress, who currently stars alongside her father Jeff …

Do you know how to identify well-made clothes?

<b>It is increasingly difficult to find high-quality clothes that will last and look good for years, but it's worth putting in the effort.</b><p>Forget brand …

How to Stop Facebook Game Requests/Invites Notifications

There are lots and lots of features available on Facebook for which you receive notifications. But many of them are of no use for you and you get …

Customising your Canon DSLR: Part 1

<b>Canon DSLR user? Matt Golowczynski explains how to make your camera work better for you with Custom settings</b><p>The average interchangeable-lens camera …

10 DIY Projects You Can Pull Off With Sample Cans of Paint

A typical sample can of wall paint—the kind you buy to test out colors before committing—is 8 ounces, can cover up to 16 square feet, and costs just …

Make a Chess Set and Playing Board With a Storage Drawer

Introduction: Make a Chess Set and Playing Board With a Storage Drawer<p>This is a birthday gift I made for someone this year. It is my first time doing …

15 garden sheds that will make you want to upgrade yours

There are countless ways to upgrade your garden to become something just that little bit more special, but if you want to finish it with a real …

Night Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.I have spent many nights over the …

Shutter Speed

5 Ways to Separate your Subject From the Background

When shooting portraits, finding a way to draw the viewer’s attention to the subject and make them pop out from the background is often a primary …

500,000 Pieces of Space Junk Are Orbiting the Earth. Here's How We Can Get Rid of Them.

Celestial Dump<p>Humans have a real knack for leaving their mark wherever they go. Thanks to the curiosity of the human mind and our grand ambitions, …

Large asteroid is going to come ‘very close’ to Earth: NASA

It’s a close encounter that’s almost earth-shattering.<p>A large asteroid will fly close to our planet this month but scientists are promising …

Ask Ethan: Why Is There A Limit To What Physics Can Predict?

If you divide the matter in the Universe into smaller and smaller constituents, you’ll eventually reach a limit when you hit a fundamental, indivisible particle. All macroscopic objects can be divided into molecules, then atoms, then electrons (which are fundamental) and nuclei, then protons and …

Gravitational Waves Unleash Their Power on the Likes of a Supermassive Black Hole

A supermassive black hole has just been revealed by astronomers as it got propelled out of the galaxy by what experts believe to be the power of …

Black Holes

Jupiter and its moons

The 4 largest moons of Jupiter – called the Galilean satellites – are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Recent photos here.<p>Because Jupiter was …

A huge asteroid is going to pass the earth this month, and you might be able to catch a glimpse

In case the world isn’t scary enough, space rocks are here to give you some more nightmares. A huge asteroid is going to pass the earth this month, …

Researchers Bemoan Limited Space Weather Prediction Capabilities

COLORADO SPRINGS — Despite current low levels of solar activity, space weather experts warned April 5 that the sun could still produce powerful and …

Have Scientists Finally Discovered the Ninth Planet?

It seemed as though there was a piece missing from the solar system when Pluto got declassified as a planet and reclassified as a dwarf planet …

Universe

12 Tips for Taking Amazing Landscape Photos

Bring the right gear<p>If you're planning to make prints, most scenic shots look best when displayed large, which means quality is key. We recommend …