Monthly Archives: February 2013

Picture of the Day – Bird of Prey.

February 27, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Birds of Prey – what kind of bird is this? I’m going to answer that question: The Master of Disaster

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NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

February 28, 2013 – NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin: Two X-ray space observatories have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Gold and Red Sunset.

February 27, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Gold and Red Sunset. The Master of Disaster

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First “Habitable Zone” Planet is Discovered!

February 27, 2013 – First “Habitable Zone” Planet Discovered: The diagram above compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first “habitable zone” planet discovered by astronomers. The habitable zone is the “sweet spot” around a … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Storm Approaching

February 26, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Storm approaching. The Master of Disaster

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The Biggest Baddest Black Hole Ever Discovered.

February 26, 2013 – An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale: Astronomers are … Continue reading

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On Portugal Beach, Riding a Wave That Hits Like a Quake – NYTimes.com

February 25, 2013 – The 100 Foot Waves of Portugal: NAZARÉ, Portugal — The big ones typically come only once a year, in the winter. Whipped up by powerful storms in the North Atlantic, they roll for days toward Europe, rising … Continue reading

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Results of Oscar Night.

***** ‘Life of Pi‘ Wins Best Director at Oscars – See Visual Effects below ***** February 24, 2013 – Oscars Night Results: This year’s Oscar for best visual effects went to ‘Life of Pi,’ for which artists created a tiger … Continue reading

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Fireworks at Sydney, Australia – New Years Eve 2012

February 24, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Fireworks at Sydney, Australia – New Years Eve 2012. The Master of Disaster

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A Starship Without an Engine!

February 24, 2013 – A starship without an engine: It may seem a fantastical notion, but hardly more so than the idea of building a starship of any kind. The space program needs a dream. If there are no dreamers, … Continue reading

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