Some of the Habitable Exoplanets

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on March 28, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Scientists have found thousands of Earth-like alien worlds, called exoplanets, revolving around remote stars

http://phl.upr.edu/

How are scientists searching for extrasolar planets? Read here of the different approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and how planet hunters are pursuing them all.

http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/exoplanets/how-to-search-for-exoplanets.html

Strange & Natural Weird Phenomenon Caught On Tape In The World

Posted in 2015 with tags , , on March 27, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

Mysterious object at the centre of the Milky Way may be a new Star

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , on March 27, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The object was found orbiting the Milky Way’s core in 2002. This composite image shows the motion of the dusty cloud G2 as it closes in on, and then passes, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way – and it remains compact, like a star

University of Cologne scientists say G2 cloud is actually a star
The object was found orbiting the Milky Way’s core in 2002
It was thought to be a cloud of gas orbiting the supermassive black hole. Studying the object could reveal how black holes ‘feed’ on material 

Fade through of galaxy cluster images

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags on March 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame
Published on Mar 26, 2015

This video fades through NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of six different galaxy clusters. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. 72 large cluster collisions were studied in total.

More information and download options:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/…

Credit:
NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham University, UK), the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, ST-ECF, ESO, D. Coe (STScI), J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna), HST Frontier Fields, Harald Ebeling(University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM)and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)

A Tiny Beetle Is Destroying Entire Forests

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on March 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame
Published on Mar 23, 2015

The mountain pine beetle is sweeping through the Rocky Mountains toward Canada’s Boreal Forest, killing hundreds of thousands of pine trees along the way. Journey to the front line of the fight against pine beetles, where workers burn thousands of infected trees in Alberta, Canada, to halt the insects’ destructive spread.

Read more about pine beetles online in National Geographic magazine:
http://goo.gl/sLvDCX

Watch baby elephants frolic in this short from the Wildlife Conservation Society

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on March 24, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

Cute companions Fugly the pug and KFC the chick are inseparable

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on March 24, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Chick and puppy are the best of friends and enjoy snuggling together. Owners in the Philippines introduced them ‘to see how they would react’. Pets immediately bonded and chick KFC follows pug Fugly everywhere

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