Lorenzo Scaramuzzo

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Chandra :: Field Guide to X-ray Sources :: Mid-mass Black Holes

Mid-mass Black Holes<p>There is strong evidence for two types of black holes: stellar black holes with masses of a dozen or so Suns, and supermassive …

Black Holes

Astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted this photo of the sunset over the Rio de la Plata in South America from the International Space Station on July 19, 2013. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/859q The Río de la Plata is an estuary on the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

While pursuing storms across the United States, photographer Jeff Berkes (www.jeffberkesphotography.com/) snapped a surprise smorgasbord of night sky delights, including the northern lights, a Bootid meteor, lightning and the Milky Way. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/88fx "As the storms closed in on our location we shifted our cameras 180 degrees to the north and noticed the auroras spiking out above the thunderheads," Jeff wrote in an email. "It was truly magical to say the least, we lost sight of the northern lights after about thirty minutes or so."

Behold the incredible places where we'll build cities in space

People always forget about radiation when they imagine space colonies. Out there, on other worlds, humans won't be shielded from cosmic radiation the …

If this theory is correct, we may live in a web of alternate timelines

The Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics has been around for nearly 60 years. It’s a highly controversial idea which suggests that our world …

APOD: The Beautiful Trifid (2013 Jul 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Máximo Ruiz http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130725.html Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in contrasts. Also known as M20, it lies about 5,000 light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid illustrates three different types of astronomical nebulae; red emission nebulae dominated by light emitted by hydrogen atoms, blue reflection nebulae produced by dust reflecting starlight, and dark nebulae where dense dust clouds appear in silhouette. The bright red emission region, roughly separated into three parts by obscuring dust lanes, lends the Trifid its popular name. But in this sharp, colorful scene, the red emission is also surrounded by the the telltale blue haze of reflection nebulae. Pillars and jets sculpted by newborn stars, below and left of the emission nebula's center, appear in Hubble Space Telescope close-up images of the region. The Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years across. http://www.astromodelismo.es/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130725 #APOD

Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253

Quasars' Awesome Power Found to Extend to Outer Limits of Galaxies

"For the first time, we are able to see the actual extent to which these quasars and their black holes can affect their galaxies, and we see that it …

How High Is Space?

Let's hear what's out there – 1,000 times better than before!

Let's hear what's out there – 1,000 times better than before!<p><b>Do you see the small dots in the picture?</b> Each dot represents a galaxy, each with about 100 billion stars. <i>Sometimes, within these galaxies, pairs of neutron stars or black holes merge and emit a chirp of gravitational waves in the course of events.</i><p>Unfortunately, these events are quite rare. This is why ground-based gravitational wave observatories have not yet directly detected gravitational waves. <b>But the Universe is a big place, and</b> …

NASA Probes Reveal Source of Particle Acceleration in Van Allen Radiation Belts

Recent observations by NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes show that particles in the radiation belts surrounding Earth are accelerated by a local kick of …

Physics

Chandra :: Field Guide to X-ray Sources :: Quasars & Active Galaxies

Quasars are peculiar objects that radiate as much energy per second as a thousand or more galaxies, from a region that has a diameter about one …

Black Holes

"Blue" Exoplanet Now Seen in X-rays for the First Time

In the medical field, X-rays are used for finding and diagnosing all sorts of ailments hidden inside the body; in astronomy X-rays can also be used …

Planetary ‘Runaway Greenhouse’ Climates More Easily Triggered than Previously Thought

<i>A newly published study suggests that planetary “runaway greenhouse” climates are more easily triggered than previously thought.</i><p>It might be easier …

Universe

Scientists Determine the Interior Rotation of a Sun-Like Star

An artistic rendering of HD 52265 and its orbiting Jupiter-like planet. Asteroseismology shows that the solar-like star, HD52265, rotates at 2.3 …

Universe

Wizard Nebula, Gravity Waves

The Wizard Nebula lights up, the sun reveals a dark spot, and a telescope spins in this week's best space pictures.

The Incredible Sungrazing Comets