Sunday, 23 November 2014

Astronomers Observe a Spooky Alignment of Quasars


New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe. A European research team has found that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years. The team has also found that the rotation axes of these quasars tend to be aligned with the vast structures in the cosmic web in which they reside. A team led by Damien Hutsemékers from the University of Liège in Belgium used the FORS instrument on the VLT to study 93 quasars that were known to form huge groupings spread over billions of light-years, seen at a time when the Universe was about one third of its current age. "Alignments between galaxy axes and large-scale structures are expected in theories of structures and galaxy formation. The alignments between quasar axes and large-scale structures are found on much larger scales so that it is a bit mysterious and a challenge for the theory," Hutsemékers told astrowatch.net. The research was presented in a paper entitled “Alignment of quasar polarizations with large-scale structures“, by Damien Hutsemékers et al., to appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on 19 November 2014.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

New theory says that death does not exist!

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Many of us fear death. We believe in it because we were told that we will die.

People associated with the bodies, and as we know, the body dies. However, new scientific theory holds that death is not the final event, says Robert Lanza, an expert in advanced cell technology on his blog.

One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations can not be predicted absolutely. Instead, there are a number of possible observations, each with a different probability.

One frequent explanation, interpretation of the "many worlds", argues that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe (multiverse).

A new scientific theory called biocentrism bit cleared these ideas. There are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen, it happens in them. Death does not exist in the real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in them.

Although our bodies are destined to be destroyed, the sense of life - "Who am I?" Is actually a fountain of energy of 20 watts, which controls the brain. However, this energy does not disappear after death. One of the most reliable axioms of science is that energy never dies - it can neither be created nor destroyed.


Whether this energy is transferred from one world to another?

Judging by biocentrism, space and time are not the hard objects the way you think. If you wave your hand through the air - if you remove everything, what's left? It's nothing.

The same thing can be applied to time. We can not see anything through the bone that surrounds your brain. Everything we see and feel is currently the vortex of information that is going on in our head. Space and time are only tools used to make everything connect.

Death does not exist in a timeless and spaceless world.

At the very end, even Albert Einstein admitted, "My old friend has left this strange world in front of me. It does not mean anything. People like us know that the distinction between past, present and future only stubbornly persistent illusion. "

Immortality does not mean continuous existence in time without end, it is situated outside of time.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Astronomers Find Planet-forming Lifeline in a Young, Low-mass Binary Star System


Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of a young, low-mass binary star system GG Tau-A. The never-before-seen feature may be responsible for sustaining a second, smaller disc of planet-forming material that otherwise would have disappeared long ago. “We have demonstrated that the inner disks can be replenished with fresh material and are thereby potential sites of planet formation,” Emmanuel Di Folco, co-author of the study from the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux, France told astrowatch.net. Our finding with ALMA is that there is a large amount of cold material that flows into the cavity (from the outer ring) towards the inner disk(s) and stars. The infalling material can nurture the inner disk(s) and extend their lifetime on timescales long enough to sustain planet formation therein.” The researchers detailed their findings in a paper to be published in the journal Nature on Oct. 30, 2014.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Astronomers Find Two Families of Comets Around Beta Pictoris


A French team of astronomers has discovered that two families of exocomets orbit the nearby star Beta Pictoris. The researchers used the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile to make the most complete census of comets around another star ever created. "The expansive statistics of the comets that we observed with HARPS and the high quality of the instrument allowed us to distinguish two groups of detections," Flavien Kiefer of the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, lead author of the new study told astrowatch.net. "We found that these two groups were physically different and thus composed distinct families." The research was presented in a paper entitled "Two families of exocomets in the Beta Pictoris system" which is published in the journal Nature on Oct. 23.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Hidden Star Formation Found in a Protocluster


Astronomers have used the APEX telescope to probe a huge galaxy cluster that is forming in the early Universe and revealed that much of the star formation taking place is not only hidden by dust, but also occurring in unexpected places. The Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings have been studied for twenty years, using ESO and other telescopes, and is thought to be one of the best examples of a protocluster in the process of assembly, more than ten billion years ago. This is the first time that a full census of the star formation in such an object has been possible. "To obtain a full census requires a lot of observing time at a broad range of telescopes using different techniques. As the observing time is very expensive and hard to obtain, this can only be done in a few very carefully selected regions, such as the proto-cluster surrounding the Spiderweb Galaxy," Carlos De Breuck, APEX project scientist at ESO, and a co-author of the new study told astrowatch.net.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Dark Matter Half What We Thought, Scientists Say


A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought. Australian astronomers used a method developed almost 100 years ago to discover that the weight of dark matter in our own galaxy is 800 billion times the mass of the Sun. They probed the edge of the Milky Way, looking closely, for the first time, at the fringes of the galaxy about 5 million trillion kilometres from Earth. Astrophysicist Dr Prajwal Kafle, from The University of Western Australia node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, said we have known for a while that most of the Universe is hidden. “Stars, dust, you and me, all the things that we see, only make up about 4 per cent of the entire Universe,” he said. “About 25 per cent is dark matter and the rest is dark energy.”

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Polish Astronomers Discover Young Stellar Bridge in the Magellanic Clouds


Polish astronomers from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) have discovered a young stellar bridge, that forms a continuous connection between the Magellanic Clouds. This finding is based on number density maps for stellar populations found in data gathered by OGLE. This is the most extensive optical survey of this region up to date. “We find that the young population is present mainly in the western half of the Magellanic Bridge area (MBR), which, together with the newly discovered young population in the eastern Bridge, form a continuous stream of stars connecting both galaxies along,” the researchers write in a paper published on Oct. 1. “The young population distribution is clumped, with one of the major densities close to the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), and the other, fairly isolated and located approximately midway between the Clouds, which we call the OGLE island.” The Magellanic Clouds comprise of two galaxies: the Large (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud and are the closest to the Milky Way pair of interacting galaxies. The Clouds have always been of special interest to astronomers and they continue to play a significant role in our understanding of the Universe.

 
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