Archive for the ‘cosmology’ category

Dec 24, 2022

NASA Telescopes Reveal Black Hole Tearing Apart Star

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Observations from NASA reveal how complex and catastrophic an event it can be when a star gets too close to a black hole, CBS News reported on Wednesday.

Such an event does not occur in a single moment but, according to NASA, can take several months as the black hole’s gravity slowly sucks in the star’s being.

The latest such observation, which took place over a period of more than five months, was watched by multiple telescopes, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported.

Dec 24, 2022

X-ray Jet From Black Hole Pointed at Earth — New Discovery — [10]

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In this lesson, you will learn about a recent discovery of a black hole interacting with a nearby star and shooting a jet of high energy matter and x-rays in the direction of earth. The signal is called a tidal disruption event, and is named AT2022cmc. It was detected by the Zwicky Transient Facility and subsequent observations in the x-ray region was done by observatories around the world. MIT and the University of Birmingham published the findings in Nature Astronomy. The object is 8.5 billion light years away, and so is the most distant and brightest gamma ray burst ever detected. It is thought that we are looking at the jet of x-rays head on.

Dec 22, 2022

Behold! This gorgeous galaxy image merges Hubble and Webb data in stunning detail

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NGC 1,566 is a rare bird among galaxies: Gas and dust are still falling into the supermassive black hole at its center, fueling powerful outbursts of radiation that, in shorter wavelengths of light, make the galaxy’s center blaze brighter than all the rest of its stars combined.

Of the thousands of galaxies astronomers have found, cataloged, and studied so far — and the tens of billions in the universe — only about 10 percent have actively-feasting supermassive black holes at their centers. And NGC 1,566 is the second-brightest of these. At 40 million light years from Earth, it’s also one of the closest, making it a prime target for astronomers.

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera captured a near-infrared view of NGC 1,566 back in 2014, which revealed long, swirling arms ablaze with stars and laced with dark strands of interstellar dust. Even in visible and near-infrared light, the galaxy’s core is bright.

Dec 22, 2022

Detecting Dark Matter Decay

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The first measurements from a newly built gamma-ray observatory have been analyzed for signs of the decay of heavy dark matter, putting a lower limit on the hypothetical particles’ lifetime.

Dec 21, 2022

Cybernetic Theory: The Code of Reality & Our Future as Cybergods

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In this talk titled CYBERNETIC THEORY: THE CODE OF REALITY & OUR FUTURE AS CYBERGODS at the Rotary Club, The Grand Autograph Hotel, Novosibirsk, Russia, on July 19, 2022, I go over many topics such as evolutionary cybernetics, Digital Physics, consciousness, philosophy of mind, cybernetic theory, Omega Point cosmology, physics of time, simulation theory, the Global Mind, AGI, VR, Metaverse, Cybernetic Singularity, transhumanism, posthumanism, cybernetic immortality, synthetic telepathy, mind-uploading, neurotechnologies, Fermi Paradox, the Dark Universe (Dark Matter and Dark Energy), the Argument for Cybertheism. The main 45-minute slide presentation is followed by a 15-minute Q&A session… More.

Russian-American futurist Alex M. Vikoulov presents his published works in a talk titled CYBERNETIC THEORY: THE CODE OF REALITY & OUR FUTURE AS CYBERGODS at the Rotary Club, The Grand Autograph Hotel, Novosibirsk, Russia, on July 19, 2022. The main 45-min.

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Dec 20, 2022

Hubble Telescope Accidentally Discovers a MIND-BLOWING New Galaxy

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Humankind is getting very good at looking deep into space: We have already seen two neutron stars colliding, we have encountered mysterious radio blasts and we are about to see, for the first time, the event horizon of a black hole.

But there are still some surprises out there, right here in our own corner of the Universe.

Dec 20, 2022

Star ripped up

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A star orbiting a supermassive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy was ripped apart in a tidal disruption event, the furthest ever observed.

Dec 19, 2022

The universe will eventually die, and parallel universes will exist, according to Stephen Hawking’s final research

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Two weeks before his death, famed scientist Stephen Hawking published a research article predicting parallel universes and along with the end of our own.

Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog published their results in “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation,” outlining how scientists may also be able to discover other universes using spaceships. According to Hertog, Hawking completed the work on his deathbed, leaving a legacy worthy of the Nobel Prize.

“He has often been nominated for the Nobel and should have won it. Now he never can,” he told the Sunday Times.

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Dec 19, 2022

Possible Location of the Universe Inside A Fourth-Dimensional Black Hole

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Our universe is so vast that it appears impossible for anything else to exist. Experts are beginning to suspect that our universe might exist inside a fourth-dimensional black hole.

Our cosmos began as a singularity, a point in space that was endlessly hot and dense. According to researchers at CERN such as James Beecham, black holes in our universe may have the same characteristics as those described by the scientific community.

Dec 19, 2022

The tangled tale of how physicists built a groundbreaking wormhole in a lab

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How a century of research culminated in the first lab-built wormhole linking classical physics and the quantum world.

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