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« Reply #15420 on: Jul 28th, 2016, 08:34am »

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White dwarf lashes red dwarf with mystery ray

Date: July 27, 2016
Source: ESA/Hubble Information Centre

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, along with other telescopes on the ground and in space, have discovered a new type of exotic binary star: in the system AR Scorpii a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is powering electrons up to almost the speed of light. These high energy particles release blasts of radiation that lash the companion red dwarf star, and cause the entire system to pulse dramatically every 1.97 minutes with radiation ranging from the ultraviolet to radio.

In May 2015, a group of amateur astronomers from Germany, Belgium and the UK came across a star system that was exhibiting behaviour unlike anything they had ever encountered before. Follow-up observations led by the University of Warwick and using a multitude of telescopes on the ground and in space, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope [1], have now revealed the true nature of this previously misidentified system.

The star system AR Scorpii, or AR Sco for short, lies in the constellation of Scorpius, 380 light-years from Earth. It comprises a rapidly spinning white dwarf [2], the same size as Earth but containing 200 000 times more mass, and a cool red dwarf companion one third the mass of the Sun [3]. They are orbiting one another every 3.6 hours in a cosmic dance as regular as clockwork.

In a unique twist, this binary star system is exhibiting some brutal behaviour. Highly magnetic and spinning rapidly, AR Sco's white dwarf accelerates electrons up to almost the speed of light. As these high energy particles whip through space, they release radiation in a lighthouse-like beam which lashes across the face of the cool red dwarf star, causing the entire system to brighten and fade dramatically every 1.97 minutes. These powerful pulses include radiation at radio frequencies, which has never been detected before from a white dwarf system.

Lead researcher Tom Marsh of the University of Warwick's Astrophysics Group commented: "AR Scorpii was discovered over 40 years ago, but its true nature was not suspected until we started observing it in June 2015. We realised we were seeing something extraordinary the more we progressed with our observations."

The observed properties of AR Sco are unique. And they are also mysterious. The radiation across a broad range of frequencies is indicative of emission from electrons accelerated in magnetic fields, which can be explained by AR Sco's spinning white dwarf. The source of the electrons themselves, however, is a major mystery -- it is not clear whether it is associated with the white dwarf, or its cooler companion.

AR Scorpii was first observed in the early 1970s and regular fluctuations in brightness every 3.6 hours led it to be incorrectly classified as a lone variable star [4]. The true source of AR Scorpii's varying luminosity was revealed thanks to the combined efforts of amateur and professional astronomers. Similar pulsing behaviour has been observed before, but from neutron stars -- some of the densest celestial objects known in the Universe -- rather than white dwarfs.

Boris Gänsicke, co-author of the new study, also at the University of Warwick, concludes: "We've known about pulsing neutron stars for nearly fifty years, and some theories predicted white dwarfs could show similar behaviour. It's very exciting that we have discovered such a system, and it has been a fantastic example of amateur astronomers and academics working together."

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« Reply #15421 on: Jul 28th, 2016, 12:03pm »

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Take a break from all of the political rhetoric......

John Wayne 1970

Legendary actor John Wayne in a clip from 1970 on the TV variety show he hosted celebrating America’s history.


Many famous actors and actresses are featured in this video singing God Bless America including Ann Margaret, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, William Shatner, Tom Smothers, and many more. What a classic video.

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Take a break from all of the political rhetoric......

John Wayne 1970

Legendary actor John Wayne in a clip from 1970 on the TV variety show he hosted celebrating America’s history.


Many famous actors and actresses are featured in this video singing God Bless America including Ann Margaret, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, William Shatner, Tom Smothers, and many more. What a classic video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OTGw03rTGs



What a wonderful video Swamprat, thank you!

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« Reply #15423 on: Jul 29th, 2016, 07:07am »

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July 27, 2016

NASA’s Next Planet Hunter Will Look Closer to Home

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is bringing this hunt closer to home. Launching in 2017-2018, TESS will identify planets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system using what’s known as the transit method.

When a planet passes in front of, or transits, its parent star, it blocks some of the star's light. TESS searches for these telltale dips in brightness, which can reveal the planet's presence and provide additional information about it.

TESS will be able to learn the sizes of the planets it sees and how long it takes them to complete an orbit. These two pieces of information are critical to understanding whether a planet is capable of supporting life. Nearly all other planet classifications will come from follow up observations, by both TESS team ground telescopes as well as ground- and space-based observations, including NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launching in 2018.

Compared to the Kepler mission, which has searched for exoplanets thousands to tens of thousands of light-years away from Earth towards the constellation Cygnus, TESS will search for exoplanets hundreds of light-years or less in all directions surrounding our solar system.

TESS will survey most of the sky by segmenting it into 26 different segments known as tiles. The spacecraft's powerful cameras will look continuously at each tile for just over 27 days, measuring visible light from the brightest targets every two minutes. TESS will look at stars classified as twelfth apparent magnitude and brighter, some of which are visible to the naked eye. The higher the apparent magnitude, the fainter the star. For comparison, most people can see stars as faint as sixth magnitude in a clear dark sky and the faintest star in the Big Dipper ranks as third magnitude.

Among the stars TESS will observe, small bright dwarf stars are ideal for planet identification, explained Joshua Pepper, co-chair of the TESS Target Selection Working Group. One of the TESS science goals is to find Earth- and super-Earth-sized planets. These are difficult to discover because of their small size compared to their host stars, but focusing TESS on smaller stars makes finding these small planets much easier. This is because the fraction of the host star's light that a planet blocks is proportional to the planet’s size.

Scientists expect TESS to observe at least 200,000 stars during the two years of its spaceflight mission, resulting in the discovery of thousands of new exoplanets.

While the search for transiting exoplanets is the primary goal of the mission, TESS will also make observations of other astrophysical objects through the Guest Investigator (GI) Program. Because TESS is conducting a near all-sky survey, it has the capability to perform interesting studies on many different types of astronomical target.

“The goal of the GI Program is to maximize the amount of science that comes out of TESS,” said Padi Boyd, director of the Guest Investigator Program Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. "Although TESS was designed to be capable of detecting planets transiting in front of stars, its unique mission characteristics mean that the potential science TESS can do includes far more than just exoplanets.” According to Boyd, the broad range of objects TESS could detect as part of the GI Program include flaring young stars, binary pairs of stars, supernovae in nearby galaxies, and even supermassive black holes in distant active galaxies. “We hope the broader science community will come up with many unique science ideas for TESS, and we hope to encourage broad participation from the larger community,” she said.

With the potential to expand our knowledge of the universe for years to come, researchers are excited about the potential discoveries TESS could bring.

“The cool thing about TESS is that one of these days I’ll be able to go out in the country with my daughter and point to a star and say ‘there’s a planet around that one,’” said TESS Project Scientist Stephen Rinehart.

For more information about TESS, visit:

tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-tess-the-next-exoplanet-explorer

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« Reply #15424 on: Jul 29th, 2016, 07:45am »

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Ireland Begins Arresting Top Bankers Responsible For 2008 Crash

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"Ireland are following in Iceland’s footsteps by jailing its top bankers responsible for the 2008 financial crash."

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"Following from last year’s mass incarceration of 26 bankers in Iceland, Ireland is going to prosecute the 2005-2008 CEO of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, on 33 criminal charges."

"These include two charges of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting relating to €7.2 billion in deposits placed in Anglo Irish Bank accounts by the then Irish Life and Permanent, between March and September 2008."

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"16 of the 33 charges relate to unlawfully authorizing billions in loans (to be invested back into Anglo Irish Bank) to 16 wealthy investors, in a bid to artificially prop up Anglo Irish Bank’s share price before its December 2008 collapse. Each of the 33 offenses carries a 5 or 10 year jail term, except for a single count of conspiracy to defraud, which has a maximum penalty of an “unlimited term of imprisonment” under Irish law."

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« Reply #15428 on: Jul 29th, 2016, 5:09pm »

OK, troops, bear with me here. In honor of my good friend, Wings of Crystal, I have talked Grumpy Cat into coming to Stuff and Nonsense to make a few remarks. After all, we're down to 174 days and counting!

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33 criminal charges you say Z? wink


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LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT GRUMPY CAT! grin

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GOOD MORNING CRYSTAL ~ CASEBOOK

Who watches the watchmen?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/snowden-wikileaks-war-over-ethics-185517988.html

FROM THE DAYS OF BOB WOODWARD AND CARL BERNSTEIN...

These scandals led to numerous government investigations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Woodward

IN THAT BARREN LAND OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM PRODUCED BY THE 'MSM' ~ IT SEEMS THE FEW OPTIONS TO PROVIDE TRUTH TO THE EQUATION ~ EVOLVED AND IN PART FELL ON THE
SHOULDERS OF...@Snowden ~ @wikileaks ~ HAVING SAID THE AFOREMENTIONED ~ AND FURTHER CITING...

"If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." ~
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THEREFORE, THOSE NUGGETS OF CLARIFICATION BY THE ABOVE MENTIONED ~ TO THE 'MSM' TALKING/TRIGGER ~ POINTS/HEADLINES ~ SHOULD NOT BE BAITED INTO A BATTLE OF EGOS >>> WHICH BENEFITS INTERESTS NOT OF THEIR OWN...IMHO <<< BUT REMIND THEMSELVES ~ WHY THEY CHOSE/CHOOSE TO BECOME PURR~VEYORS OF ENLIGHTENMENT!

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Was this ever discussed ? shocked

Mylar balloon ? Maybe.....But what about the other sightings in other states ?

Is this worthy of a follow-up investigation ?

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« Reply #15434 on: Jul 31st, 2016, 06:50am »

THAT IS A STRANGE SIGHTING CLIFF. VERY STRANGE.

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