In a First, Gravitational Waves Linked to Neutron Star Crash
(quoting)Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute frenzy.
Scientists announced today the first detection of gravitational waves created by two colliding neutron starsâa cataclysm astronomers also saw in multiple wavelengths of light. The stunning discovery is already helping astronomers resolve a heated debate about the cosmic origins of gold and silver.
First theorized by Albert Einstein in 1916, gravitational waves are kinks or distortions in the fabric of space-time caused by extremely violent cosmic events. Until now, all confirmed detections involved a deadly dance between two black holes, which leave no visible signature on the sky.
But with this latest event, teams using about a hundred instruments at roughly 70 observatories were able to track down and watch the cataclysm in multiple wavelengths of light, allowing astronomers to scrutinize the source of these cosmic ripples for the first time.
Unlike colliding black holes, shredded neutron stars expel metallic, radioactive debris that can be seen by telescopesâif you know when and where to look.
Read the FULL article & view video, here:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/gravitational-waves-discovered-neutron-stars-pictures-science/
I will keep you in my prayers. Please let us know how you make out talking to her teacher
Look for my post 6 up from you and you will find a link to the update topic...
Penelope Huckleberry wrote:
I understand what you are talking about. It's not about you. It's about exasperation and frustration. As a woman of color, I can see both *sides* pretty clearly. Everyone is a little touchy right now. Touchy and tired.
The truth is that racial discrimination WASN'T
behind us when Obama was elected - - instead it activated some of the scum that had been living under the radar...
...but T-Rump, being the opportunist that he is, recognized the possibilities, using its potential to draw out the rest of the bigots - - and it turns out that there are many, many, many more than one could have ever thought.
Now thanks to cheato-in-charge, his syncophant administration and the predominantly white right Republican Congressional majority, we are being pulled, kicking and screaming, back into the Dark Ages - - where there is only money and profit for motivation, and where only the 1% to 5% prosper.
The majority of the pro-T-Rump Republicans who are not in that elite top percentage haven't yet grasped the very dirty trick that's being played on them - - the ones who have a little wealth don't have enough to keep up with how this prez is dismantling our society.
Thanks for that picture, I have never seen it before. If another dog says to my dog "Do I know you?" she can answer "Everyone says that, I guess I just have that kind of face".
Either that or: we all look alike - - heh heh heh...
Thank you KroSha!
- - I have lived in Southern California all of my life, and always experience the Santa Ana winds they mentioned in the article. I have known about negative ion generators since the late 60s, when it was claimed that they were beneficial to health, and the FDA did do a number on their reputation.
Thanks, yep, right there LOL
If you go east along that little white road at the cross part of the T, I'd guesstimate I'm near enough the first bend :)
Though a hurricane is a different animal entirely we are pretty used to wind here.
I'm surprised how restless this day made me feel. Prepared as best we could for the 'storm' I had planned many leisurely things I could do today, but did none of them. I could not settle down at all. Glad it's about over :)
Wind brings positive ions, which we might think (because of the word positive) should be a good thing, but it isn't - - positive ions cause agitation and put people on edge. Negative ions are the ones that have a calming effect.
Medieval Reenactor wrote:
I have searched and searched and cannot find any other verification of the spa story than Rachel Maddow's. While her reporting is generally accurate, I do like to double check stories like this. Does anyone have other reliable sources?
When I searched for additional stories about the "spa day" (using Google: disaster relief doctor resigns after Puerto Rican spa day), you are correct that the stories I selected to follow basically linked back to a breaking story from Rachel. From what I can gather, the doctor's name has been released - - Khanna - - and she is the one who resigned, released the documentary photographs to Rachel and filed a complaint with her superiors, who released a statement that they are investigating.
And you are also correct - - Rachel is generally quite accurate - - but the photographs are what verified it for me. As a paramedical esthetician, I recognize those as photos of a mani/pedi set-up and having worked in surgical situations with dermatologists and plastic surgeons (and in my volunteer capacity, with veterinarians), I was quite turned off by nail polish (which contain volatile vapors !!!), bare feet (skin cells) and flip-flops in a NO LONGER STERILE
surgical theater. What they were thinking, or how they were planning to recertify the sterility in what must be the grungy post-hurricane environment, should they have patients, I just don't understand - - it's almost like they were never planning for patients.
Medieval Reenactor wrote:
Dan Rather asked has there ever before been an American president who is so cruel to his own citizens? (Well, yes, Jackson - Trail of tears - and FDR - Japanese internment camps, but the question is still worth thinking about.
Yes, those were presidents who made dismal decisions, as were any presidents further back who supported slavery, and any presidents further forward who didn't support civil rights.