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    NASA's Orion spacecraft has snapped a magnificent selfie,  prior to making its first close approach of the moon today.  The high-resolution photo, captured on Friday, shows the cone-shaped crew module horizontally as it makes its journey to our celestial neighbour.  Orion took the selfie using a camera mounted on its solar array wing during a routine external inspection of the spacecraft on the third day of the Artemis I mission. It's already snapped a stunning 'blue marble' image of Earth nine hours into its epic journey.  After launching last Wednesday, Orion is set to start its first lunar flyby today at 7:44 EST (12:44 GMT), with its closest approach scheduled for 7:57 EST (12:57 GMT). At this time, the unmanned spacecraft will pass about 80 miles (128km) above the lunar surface, according to NASA.  LIVE NOW: The @NASA_Orion spacecraft is performing its first powered lunar flyby.Orion will make its closest approach to the lunar surface during the #Artemis I mission - approximately 80 miles – at 7:57am ET (12:57 UTC). https://t.co/rO5HBPx0Ec— NASA (@NASA) November 21, 2022 A celestial selfie! NASA's Orion...
    A NUMBER of Americans reportedly heard a sonic boom this morning that officials are saying was caused by the X-37B space plane returning to earth. The sonic boom was reported to be heard "across the State of Florida between 5 and 6am. 1The U.S. Military's X-37B spacecraft is "often on secret missions for long periods of time," which is why we don't hear about the space plane often It was heard by Floridians specifically "from the Tampa Bay Area over through Orlando," IONTB, A Tampa Bay news publication announced in a tweet. "Likely the return of the X-37 spaceplane from its classified mission," the tweet read. "Launched on May 17, 2020," the news outlet added. Though the publication added a video to the thread of its tweet in which the sonic boom is supposed to be heard, many people still had questions. Someone replied saying: "Ya .. likely??? Very interesting. Source?" Most read in NewsSTEP FORWARD JonBenét Ramsey's brother breaks silence after major murder case updateTEACHER’S PET I’m a hot teacher - I have no problem sleeping with my...
    MANY people are finding new and creative ways to make use of dead space in their home. One person who achieved this in their home was TikTok user @myhousemyhome101, who came up with a clever use of the space behind a door in their house. 3A woman shared how she decided to make use of some dead space behind her doorCredit: TikTok/@myhousemyhome101 3She turned the area into a very stylish officeCredit: TikTok/@myhousemyhome101 The interior designer showed how they turned the unused spot into a very stylish office.  In a video that has racked up over 13,000 likes, they wrote: “I had a small nook behind the door which had no use. “I created a 3D design.  “Here’s how it turned out in reality.” More on home transformationsHOME DELIVERY I bought a FedEx van & made it into my dream home - it has 2 doors for warmth They revealed how they turned the spot from a dead white space into having a black floating desk across the gap. It also had white vertical panelling, a white chair, wall prints and...
    In one of his final acts as U.K. prime minister, Boris Johnson treated the British people to one last bizarre speech outside 10 Downing Street Tuesday. He made his brief and surreal remarks before heading to meet the queen in Scotland, where he will officially resign and his successor, Liz Truss, will be invited to form a new government. “The baton will be handed over in what has unexpectedly turned out to be a relay race,” Johnson said in a thinly veiled swipe at his colleagues who brought him down in the middle of his term. “They changed the rules halfway through, but never mind that now,” he added. Johnson went on to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the unprecedented cost of living crisis gripping Britain and talked up his own perceived achievements in office, including reducing unemployment to levels “not seen since I was about 10 years old and bouncing around on a space hopper.” “I am now like one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function and I will now be gently re-entering...
    What We Left Behind Productions, LLC Captain Sisko from the “What We Left Behind” documentary With all of the announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con, there were a few quiet words said about “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” that seem to have slipped under the radar. It must have been easy to glance over what “Star Trek” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said about the beloved version of Trek. During SDCC, fans learned about a new crossover event between the crew of the animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” Many fans wondered what that would look like, while others hoped it might not come to pass.Lower Decks in the Flesh This is what the lower decks characters could give in the strange new worlds series . ????#startrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #StarTrekSNW #StarTrekSDCC #StarTrekLowerDecks @trekreport pic.twitter.com/OV4tAksXU1 — TrekMedia ???? (@TrekNews1) July 25, 2022 Then there was the teaser trailer for the third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard.” This trailer — which Heavy wrote about extensively — gave fans a glimpse of Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew...
    A HUGE explosion erupted behind the Sun and the aftermath may be able to be viewed from Earth this week. The combustion hurled solar material into space, according to experts at spaceweather.com. 1The flare occurred this weekCredit: Getty The explosion occurred just behind the sun's southeastern limb, giving way to a” new and active” region. Solar filaments are clouds of ionized gas above the solar surface that sit between magnetic regions of opposite polarity, per Space Weather Live. That magnetism has since culminated in "a slow-moving CME", or coronal mass ejection, in the past few days. A CME is a type of solar flare or an eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface. Read More On Solar FlaresSUN DAMAGE Wild solar flares are causing satellites to plummet back to Earth, experts claimSUN DAMAGE Sunspot set to burst and fling solar flare 'directly' at Earth 'causing storm' Solar storms can cause some disruption for humans on Earth because of their impact on devices like radios and satellites. Each solar storm that hits Earth is graded by severity and the...
    In this article DKS TGT WMT VIDEO7:3107:31The biggest issues warehouses are facing right nowState of FreightAs major retailers Walmart and Target deal with waning demand from the consumer, warehouse capacity remains tight across the U.S. and inventories continue to pile up. Walmart's announcement this week that it was cutting its quarterly and full-year profit guidance is the latest retail casualty, showing inflation's impact on the consumer and a shift in spending patterns that can whipsaw even the largest retailers. The company said it had to cut prices at its stores to reduce excess inventory. That followed Target's slashed forecast for the second quarter last month, which it attributed to having too much merchandise, and particular categories, such as small appliances, that saw a drop in demand. The tight warehouse situation is not likely to change, according to In Warehouse Quote's latest Warehouse Pricing Index (WPI). U.S. national vacancy rates are around 3%, and in port markets, the availability of space is around sub-1%. "It's really incredible," said Ben Hagedorn, CEO of Warehouse Quote in an interview that took place...
    SCIENTISTS have begun delving deeper into the science behind black holes in light of new studies. And after the first-ever detailed photo of the gravity giant was revealed in May 2022, questions have been asked about what lays on the other side. What is on the other side of a black hole? In 2021, astronomers detected light behind a black hole in deep space for the first time proving Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. The study, published by Scientists from Stanford University, analysed how light appears around a supermassive black hole - located some 800 million light-years away. The scientists used high-powered X-ray telescopes to study the black hole and spotted light being emitted from the other side of it. 1The first ever real image of a black hole was revealed in May 2022Credit: Alamy Live News The discovery confirmed Albert Einstein's theory on general relativity which was first published in 1915. Einstein's theory predicted that the gravitational pull from black holes is so large that it warps the fabric of space which in turn bends light. Therefore, his work...
    'Never-seen-before' crystals have been discovered in tiny fragments of space dust left behind by Chelyabinsk – the 21st century’s biggest meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013. The crystals were found in a variety of different shapes including hexagonal rods and closed, quasi-spherical shells. Analysis of the crystals by researchers from Chelyabinsk State University, Russia, has revealed that they are formed of graphene layers, or pure crystalline carbon. Beneath the layers they found two distinct nanoclusters – a football-shaped 'fullerene' molecule made of carbon and a complex honeycomb structure of carbon and hydrogen. It is hoped the classification of these crystals will help scientists identify past meteorites. A: Carbon crystal in the dust of Chelyabinsk superbolide visualised with optical microscope. B- D: Scanning electron microscope images of the carbon crystals Left: Layer of meteorite dust in snow Right: Scanning electron microscope image of the filtered, insoluble fraction of the dust that was separated for analysis Image of recovered carbon particle glued on epoxy resin before X-ray crystallography The Chelyabinsk meteorite (pictured) that exploded over Russia in 2013 WHAT WAS THE CHELYABINSK...
    A mall in Delaware has found a secret hiding behind its walls — an abandoned Burger King restaurant that has been untouched for more than a decade. Wilmington's Concord Mall was having some renovation work done when HVAC technician Jonathan Pruitt got a behind-the-scenes look at the abandoned fast-food joint. He took some pictures of the dining area, frozen in time, and posted them to Facebook. The post promptly went viral among those who remember the vintage look. Burger King hasn't been open in the mall since 2009, and the 5,000-square-foot space is seeking a lease agreement. 'EQUAL BUNS': BURGER KING UNVEILS 'PRIDE WHOPPER' "It kind of feels like it closed yesterday — when you look in the trash here, they didn't empty the trash the last day," New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer said as he toured the space during a Facebook live video. The mall's general manager Thomas Dahlke reportedly thanked Pruitt for posting the pictures in the first place, earning the mall even more recognition. Dahlke's company has owned the...
    Gage Skidmore / Flickr + Apple TV Michael and Denise Okuda In order to make the world of science fiction believable for television or the movies, fans used to “suspend disbelief.” That meant that viewers of the shows needed to cut the filmmaker a break, allowing for some wiggle room with what is considered realistic.  From the late 1970s to the present, fans no longer need to play along with what is presented on screen. Photo-realistic special effects and computer-generated compositing are the norm, allowing fans to become totally immersed in the story. As one of the great franchises in popular culture, “Star Trek” is part of this maturation process.  Thanks to folks who toiled behind the scenes of the “Original Series” films and “Next Generation” series, fans of science fiction were treated to a glimpse of the future, which looked like something which could actually happen. Among the talented people who created the world of “Star Trek,” which is now enjoyed by millions across the globe, are Michael and Denise Okuda. The Okudas are considered by many...
    NASA's Hubble Telescope has snapped a shot of a galaxy that's blocked by space muck and gases. Fortunately, the Hubble Telescope has infrared sight and can make out shapes shrouded by space debris. 2This photo of the "Hidden Galaxy" was snapped by The Hubble Telescope and shared by NasaCredit: NASA, ESA, P. Sell, P. Kaaret 2The Hubble Telescope is an unmanned probe that's been in space since 1990Credit: Getty Images - Getty Caldwell 5, a distant galaxy, has been dubbed the "Hidden Galaxy" by researchers. Nasa says the Hidden Galaxy is a large, bright spiral galaxy but its hard to spot because of the cosmic smog that clouds our view of it. "This sparkling, face-on view of the center of the galaxy displays intertwined tendrils of dust in spectacular arms that wrap around a brilliant core of hot gas and stars," Nasa wrote. "Were it not obscured by so much interstellar matter, the Hidden Galaxy would be one of the brightest galaxies in our sky." Read More in SpaceSPACE DUST You can now buy Nasa moon dust for $400,000...
    When Theo Langason was asked to co-direct a production of “All American Boys,” a play based on the bestselling young-adult novel about the violent arrest of a Black teenager, he considered turning the job down.  “I read through it,” Langason said of the play, “and frankly it scared me. I knew it had the potential to be a really beautiful piece but I also knew it had the potential to be really challenging — and not in a fun way.”  Langason, whose decadelong career in Twin Cities theater has included acting in and directing several plays focused on race and racism, knew the emotional toll that this kind of work can have on everyone involved in the production. As a Black Minnesotan, he felt particularly wary about being involved in yet another play focusing on the more challenging side of the Black experience. And because the play was aimed at a younger audience, he felt an extra weight of responsibility settle on his shoulders. “I have been in a number of ‘race plays’ or ‘racial trauma plays’ or ‘racism plays,’...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is feeling good and back to sorting through her files at the VP's official residence after testing positive for COVID-19. First gentleman Douglas Emhoff tweeted out a picture of Harris Wednesday night. She can be seen grinning, pen-in-hand, wearing a cream colored blouse inside the residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington.  She is holding a blue ink pen in her right hand.   'Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes for @VP,' wrote Emhoff. 'She is feeling good and is working from home.' Vice President Kamala Harris is working from home and 'feeling good,' says first gentleman Douglas Emhoff The vice president's office has already reported that she is not experiencing symptoms. The White House said Wednesday she was being given Paxlovid – a drug that can reduce severe infections and hospitalizations.  The administration is urging people infected with the virus to reach out to their doctors to see if they are eligible for the drug. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that's what Harris did when questioned about why the VP was getting the drug...
    A TOUR of a backyard shed sparked a debate with thousands of comments when a mom revealed it's where her two teenage sons sleep. The boys, ages 16 and 18, are still in high school, but their parents give them free rein of the private space. 5Shawndra Wilson gave a TikTok tour of her sons' backyard shedCredit: TikTok / @thewilsonbunch 5The space includes gaming computers, a full-size sofa, and two queen mattressesCredit: TikTok / @thewilsonbunch Shawndra Wilson is a mom of seven, but the family's home is less crowded since her two oldest sons set up camp in a repurposed shed. "We converted this tool shed into a two-story room two years ago," Wilson explained on TikTok. "They love it and teaches responsibility." The only major amenity the shed doesn't have is a bathroom, but Wilson's sons can easily access the main house through the back door, which features a smart lock with a code. While demonstrating the bathroom accessibility, Wilson also showed off a security feature that gives her additional peace of mind. "Right here is our camera...
    (CNN)In a historic first, a crew of four civilians are set to launch to the International Space Station this week as part of an inaugural mission for the commercial spaceflight company Axiom Space.They'll be riding on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and docking at the station via a SpaceX Dragon capsule, but don't get Axiom confused with Elon Musk's private spaceflight company. It serves a different purpose entirely. Axiom is less focused on building rockets than re-thinking the future of space stations. Capturing the heritage of the International Space Station before it crashes into the oceanThe four crew members -- three paying passengers and a former NASA astronaut there to serve as commander -- taking part in the mission, dubbed Ax-1, will taxi to the ISS via SpaceX vehicles as part of the 10-day trip. Axiom has arranged with NASA for them to spend eight days aboard the orbiting laboratory managed by a team of international government-backed agencies. While on the ISS, the civilians are slated to assist with more than two dozen scientific experiments, as well as help pave...
    A million-dollar renovation turned this Alamo home into a showpiece of fine finishes and stunning architectural detailing with fabulous flexible-use space and an enchanting Peter Koenig-designed backyard sanctuary on almost a half-acre. This home showcases beauty from the custom front door to the dramatic ceilings and the Hubbardton Forge light fixtures.  Tucked behind a gated enclave of exclusive properties at the base of Mount Diablo, this gorgeous home at 715 Fair Oaks Drive features about 3,680 square feet of primarily single-level living space with stunning formal rooms, a spacious family room, chef’s kitchen, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and an upper-level two-room bonus room, wonderful flexible-use space perfect for a game/media room, private office or quarters for in-laws/guests. The custom remodel celebrates an indoor-outdoor lifestyle with an open, light-filled floor plan, the addition of windows and interior transoms, and a sophisticated, timeless design featuring Brazilian walnut floors, built-ins, dramatic high ceilings, Hubbardton Forge light fixtures, crown molding, warm alder millwork, and tall baseboards, and plantation shutters. Towering 100- to 400-year-old heritage oaks spread their canopies over the private backyard sanctuary with...
    Eric Pesola / Heavy William Shatner on stage in Richmond, Virginia Like a dynamo with never-ending energy, William Shatner keeps on going. During the weekend of March 18-19, 2022, Shatner appeared at GalaxyCon Richmond in Virginia. He did the usual things that a star does when visiting with fans — autographs, posing for photos, and interacting with them. The GalaxyCon Richmond weekend drew other stars from the “Star Trek Universe,” including Brent Spiner (Data), Jeffrey Combs (Shran), and David Gerrold (the writer behind the classic episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”). There were hundreds of vendors with Trek merchandise, including one gentleman who had nearly every MEGO Trek figure available. Trek fans came out in their Starfleet best, and there was even one cosplay Klingon who stole the show. But it was Shatner who took to the stage at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and spoke to thousands of people about almost anything. When he took the stage, the crowd erupted in applause, and he began regaling the audience with his tales. Space and Back Again Play Going to...
    Russia's space program has apparently threatened to leave an American astronaut aboard the International Space Station as it comes crashing down to Earth in a video shared by Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti. Mark Vande Hei, a married 55-year-old father of two from Texas, is scheduled to return to Kazakhstan from the International Space Station (ISS) with two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on March 30 after spending nearly a year on board. But amid United States' sanctions against Russia for the human rights violations it is committing in its siege of Ukraine, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, has threatened to leave him in space. He even took the time to produce the chilling video, which was posted to Twitter by NASA Watch. It features up-beat music with the lyric 'Farewell' as the two cosmonauts on board the ISS with Vande Hei wave him goodbye and detach Russia's segment of the station - which would send it spiraling to Earth.   RIA Novosti captioned it: 'The Roscosmos television studio jokingly demonstrated the possibility of...
    A ROGUE rocket tumbling through space will provide scientists with a rare learning opportunity when it hits the Moon tomorrow. The one-tonne booster's final moments will shed light on the ins and outs of space impacts, according to astronomer Dr Paul Hayne. 2Impact craters can shed light on the Moon's compositionCredit: CNSA Writing in The Conversation this week, the University of Colorado Boulder physicist said that Friday represents an "exciting opportunity". At some point that day – experts aren't sure when – a rocket booster will hit the lunar surface after spending eight years orbiting Earth. It will be the first time a manmade object has crashed into another space body without being aimed there. The collision will occur on the far side of the Moon as the one-tonne hunk of space junk is travelling at around 2.6 km per second. "As a planetary scientist who studies the Moon, I view this unplanned impact as an exciting opportunity," Dr Hayne wrote. "The Moon has been a steadfast witness to solar system history, its heavily cratered surface recording innumerable collisions over...
    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be used to hunt for the crater left behind after the impact of a rogue rocket into the surface of the moon on March 4.  The origin of the rocket is under debate, with the leading theory suggesting it was launched by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in 2014, as part of the Chang'e 5-T1 mission, a precursor to the launch that saw moon rocks return to Earth. The Chinese government deny this, saying it is 'very careful about its disposal policies after launch,' and US Space Force tracking suggest the Chang'e 5-T1 mission rocket burnt up in Earth's atmosphere in 2015. Whoever launched the rocket, it is set to crash into the surface of the moon on March 4, and while it won't be in a position to see the impact, NASA says its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be able to find the aftermath.  It is set to crash into the far side of the moon, out of reach of Earth-based telescopes. But NASA's satellite can use its cameras to search for the impact...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been a little over a month since the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) blasted into space on its mission to capture images of the outer edges of our galaxy. The $10 billion investment in space exploration is now 1 million miles from Earth, but those in control of this revolutionary telescope are much closer to home—at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. READ MORE: West Baltimore Cardiologist Goes Beyond The Hospital To Care For Black Community“This is the world center for space astronomy and it’s right here in Baltimore,” said Webb Commissioning Manager Keith Parrish, a Baltimore native. A model of the telescope Parrish and others gave WJZ a rare behind-the-scenes look at mission control, where they gave the commands to unfurl the tennis court-sized sunshield and to deploy the cryogenic mirrors  “It’s extremely rewarding to see everything come together,” said Jessica Hart, an operation controller for the JWST. “Everyone come together and work as a team, and everyone is just so excited that everything is going really well.” When the time comes...
    NASA has shared a stunning photo of Comet Leonard soaring behind the plume from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch. The incredible shot, which is featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, was taken from Thailand and shows a pagoda in Doi Inthanon National Park in the foreground. The James Webb Space Telescope launched on Christmas Day, and is currently on a million mile journey to solar orbit, which is expected to take around a month. Meanwhile, Comet Leonard, which was only discovered in January, is in the midst of making its closest approach to Earth in 70,000 years. NASA has shared a stunning photo of Comet Leonard soaring behind the plume from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch LEONARD: AN INBOUND LONG PERIOD COMET  Catalogued as C/2021 AI, comet Leonard is named after the astronomer that first discovered it. Gregory J Leonard spotted the comet using the Mount Lemmon Observatory on January 3, 2021 . This was a year before it hit perihelion (the closest approach to the sun). It last appeared in the inner solar system 70,000...
    Elon Musk has once again ratcheted up his war of words with billionaire space race foe Jeff Bezos, saying the Amazon founder doesn't work as hard as him and should spend 'less time in the hot tub'. The Tesla CEO, who was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2021, did offer faint praise of his rival when he said he has 'reasonably good engineering aptitude', despite Blue Origin falling behind his own space company SpaceX. But he followed this up by adding that Bezos 'does not seem to be willing to spend mental energy getting into the details of engineering'.  Swipe: Elon Musk has ratcheted up his war of words with space race foe Jeff Bezos, saying the Amazon founder doesn't work as hard as him and should spend 'less time in the hot tub' The Tesla CEO, who was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2021, did offer faint praise of Blue Origin's Bezos (pictured) when he said he has 'reasonably good engineering aptitude' BEZOS VS MUSK: HOW THE RIVALRY BEGAN  The rivalry between SpaceX's Elon Musk and Blue...
    China could land its first astronauts on the moon as early as 2030, according to reports, under plans that would see it adapt its existing Long March 5 rocket. The country had always planned to send humans to the lunar surface, but it was assumed it would be later in the 2030s, after multiple rover and probe missions. The news comes as NASA's Artemis mission, to return humans to the moon by 2024, looks increasingly like it could face significant delays, with 2026 being touted as the earliest possible landing date due to problems with equipment and funding. Reports suggest this slip in the Artemis timeline may have prompted the Chinese government to speed up its own plans to have humans walk on the lunar surface. Chinese Academy of Engineering expert Long Lehao, someone thought close to the space program, confirmed there were plans to launch two rockets in 2030. They would be adapted versions of the powerhouse of the Chinese space program, the Long March 5, with one launched to send a lunar lander to orbit the moon, and...
    Gabriel Iglesias, who voiced Speedy Gonzales in Space Jam 2: New Legends, explained why the character’s voice did not change. Stereotypes or possible stereotypes are something that have caused many changes in Hollywood. Last year, for example, there was a great stir over the figure that “represented” Pepe le pew, the skunk of the Looney tunes. After decades of existence, the media insisted that the cartoon naturalized the culture of harassment and machismo, giving the French a bad name. After so much criticism, the popular being animated was censored, to the point of leaving it out of Space jam 2. Still, this almost leaves out others, such as Speddy Gonzalez. The mouse has been criticized for offering a negative model of what it is to be Mexican. Among other things, his voice has been performed by white and American actors more than once. This situation would give strength to the argument, for some, that the character is a mockery of Latin culture. To calm the tide, the production chose the comedian and actor, Gabriel Iglesias, to personify it in...
    For the first time ever, astronomers have directly detected light from behind a supermassive black hole. The discovery proves Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity was right — again.  Using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR space telescopes, researchers were observing the black hole as it flung X-rays out into the universe. The black hole is about 10 million times more massive than our sun, and is located in the center of a nearby spiral galaxy called I Zwicky, 1,800 million light-years away from Earth. After observing a series of bright flares of X-rays, something unprecedented occurred — more flashes that were smaller, later and different "colors" than their predecessors. According to a study published this week in the journal Nature, the "echoes" of light appeared consistent with X-rays reflected from behind the black hole — a very strange place for light to originate.   Black holes' gravitational pulls are so powerful that light cannot escape them. However, light can "echo," wrapping around the back of the celestial phenomenon and allowing astronomers to see it.  "Any light...
    Black holes are a real mystery. Astrophysicists have been using the tools that science puts in their hands for decades to go little by little unveiling the properties of these enigmatic objects. And his tenacity is paying off. Physics already allows us to know quite precisely the process of formation of a black hole from a massive star, and even gives us clues about what can happen beyond its event horizon, but we are still far from understanding well. all its complexity. Even so, the findings keep coming in little by little, and the latest, which has just been published in the journal Nature, corroborates a prediction made by Einstein. The legacy of this huge scientist continues to grow decades after his death, and possibly in the future other discoveries will further underpin his proposals. Once again, Einstein was right A group of astronomers led by Dan Wilkins, an astrophysicist at Stanford University, in the United States, has for the first time identified radiation from the region behind I Zwicky 1, a supermassive black hole housed in the center of...
    Originally Published by: This fossil could be Earths earliest known animal ISS reports scare after engine trouble with new Russian module Fireball blazes across Texas sky Scientists announced the first-ever observation of light from behind a black hole.  Black holes are notorious for having such a strong gravitational pull that not even light can escape it, but that doesn’t mean that light can’t bend around it — in fact, the exceptionally strong gravity makes it more likely.  A new study by researchers observed this phenomenon for the first time, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday.  The researchers, led by Dan Wilkins of Stanford University, used the ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s NuSTAR space telescopes to observe light from behind a supermassive black hole located in the center of a nearby spiral galaxy called I Zwicky 1, about 800 million light-years from Earth. The study did not expect to see anything, instead aiming to discover more information about a black hole’s “corona.”  The “corona,” the researchers theorized, was the result of gas that falls continuously into the black...
    ASTRONOMERS have detected light behind a black hole in deep space for the first time proving Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. The study, published by Scientists from Stanford University, analysed how light appears around a supermassive black hole - located some 800 million light-years away. 3The study proves that Albert Einstein's theory of relativity was correctCredit: AP:Associated Press 3The study showed that light appeared from the other side of the black holeCredit: ESA The scientists used high-powered X-ray telescopes to study the black hole and that is how they spotted light being emitted from the other side of it. During the study, Astrophysicist Dan Wilkins recorded an interesting find, that when he sent out X-ray 'echoes', a series of bright flares would appear. However, this is quite common with black holes. But the more exciting find was that additional flashes appeared that were smaller and of different "colours". The discovery confirms Albert Einstein's theory on general relativity which was first published in 1915. Einstein's theory predicted that the gravitational pull from black holes is so large that it warps the...
    A team of astronomers at Stanford University has detected light coming from behind a black hole in a first ever observation that proves famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.  The study, published Wednesday in Nature, analyzed X-ray 'echoes' surrounding a black hole, some 100 million light-years from Earth, which were a result of the intense gravity of the object warping space and bending the light back around into view.  These 'echoes' are flashes of X-ray light that come from the disk, which scientists use to map the black hole's inner structure.  The scenario was predicted by Einstein's theory, which determined that massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravity. Roger Blandford, a co-author of the research, published in Nature, said: 'Fifty years ago, when astrophysicists starting speculating about how the magnetic field might behave close to a black hole, they had no idea that one day we might have the techniques to observe this directly and see Einstein's general theory of relativity in action.'  While conducting the research, Stanford University astrophysicist Dan Wilkins observed...
    Films that did the best and worst jobs of predicting the future Fast-Food & Chain Restaurants That Are Raising Prices Space Jam: A New Legacy is now the No. 1 movie at the box office. Here is what it was like to be on set with LeBron James. View the original article to see embedded media.There’s a thing that happens when you spend time around an NBA player: You get tempted to play basketball in front of him. This is something you should not do. You are not an NBA player, and no good can come from showing off your alleged skills. Especially if that player is one of the greatest of all time. But there’s a thing that happens when you spend time around LeBron James: You get comfortable. Because James is warm and easygoing and fun to be around. You become friends and texting buddies. You get a supercool personalized LeBron handshake. And you end up shooting hoops, even though this is something you definitely should not do. “Ummm, it didn't go quite as I...
    America’s newest military service, armed with a $17.4 billion budget, must develop and acquire new offensive and defensive space technology to combat Chinese, Russian, and other foes' orbital assets — yet the Space Force's top buying position remains vacant. Space Force was stood up in December 2019, but the National Defense Authorization Act that created the service mandated that its acquisitions chief would not have full authority until Oct. 1, 2022. Lawmakers and Space and Air Force leaders now say the position needs to be filled and immediately be given full authority with adversaries pulling away with capabilities to destroy American satellites. The Space Force, in turn, is trying to show even with the vacancy, it has a new vision for development and acquisition, successfully designing and launching a satellite in just 11 months on Sunday. “I continue to be disappointed with the slow implementation of the acquisition changes for the Space Force,” House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mike Rogers of Alabama said Wednesday while also criticizing President Joe Biden’s flat defense budget, which he said was shortchanged by...
    (CNN) — The crypto crash of the past few days has shocked investors around the world. Vitalik Buterin isn’t among them — even though the meltdown wiped out a huge chunk of his personal wealth. In fact, the 27-year-old co-creator of ethereum told CNN Business in an exclusive interview Tuesday morning he believed cryptocurrencies are in a bubble. READ MORE: Embattled Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli Resigns Amid Multiple Sexual Assault Allegations He stressed, however, that it’s “notoriously hard to predict” when bubbles will pop. “It could have ended already,” Buterin said. “It could end months from now.” By Wednesday morning, ether, the in-house currency on the network Buterin invented, crashed below $1,900 — a staggering drop of more than 40% from Tuesday night, according to Coinbase. Ether rebounded to around $2,700 Thursday morning, but that’s still down sharply from the record high of $4,384 on May 11. The nosedive may have cost Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer who dropped out of college, his newfound status as a crypto billionaire. The value of ether in Buterin’s closely watched public wallet stood at...
    Martin McNeil/Getty Images JG Hertzler attends a photocall at Destination Star Trek London at ExCel on October 19, 2012 in London, England Star Trek fans may not recognize J.G. Hertzler’s face, but they certainly recognize his acting skills. In the Trek-verse, he’s best known as General Martok, later Chancellor Martok of the Klingon High Council, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Hertzler also showed up in Star Trek: Voyager as a Hirogen hunter and Star Trek: Enterprise as two different Klingons. He even made his way into modern Trek with a one-off role in Star Trek: Lower Decks.  Heavy caught up with Hertzler in an exclusive interview this week. We chatted about his days on Deep Space Nine, his favorite costars, and some of his most memorable behind-the-scenes moments.Robert O’Reilly is His Favorite Costar & Real Life Best Friend Martin McNeil/Getty Images Hertzler has spent a lot of time on and off the set with fellow Klingon Robert O’Reilly, who played Gowron. The two had a lot of scenes together during their time on Deep Space Nine and they always...
    This is the moment a woman driving a Volkswagen Passat saloon struggled to parallel park. The female driver lined up her VW beside a parked car and attempted to reverse into the spot.  After several attempts, the woman, who is believed to be in America, gets out of her car to measure the space.  The woman was struggling to park her VW Passat between two other vehicles  The woman tried several times to reverse into the spot but kept making mistakes  At one stage she got out of her car to pace out the gap and used the same technique to measure her car The woman takes small steps to count out the distance between the two parked cars and then repeats the process with her own car.  Satisfied the car should fit into the spot, the woman tries and fails to reverse into the spot.  At one stage, pet owner picks up her dog from the street to bring it safely away from the car.   Fortunately for the woman, a lady decides to give her...
    A WOMAN was left amazed after finding a secret room hidden behind a bathroom cabinet, months after moving in.  TikTok user @cattccc created a video showing off the incredible space which has a skylight window for looking out at the world. 4TikTok user @cattccc showed how she discovered a secret room behind a bathroom cabinetCredit: TikTok/@cattccc She captioned her video: “We discovered a secret room in the coolest place.” The excited woman added: “Can’t believe we’ve lived here for three months and only just discovered this.” The TikToker panned her camera around her stylish bathroom, before focusing on a normal-looking cabinet in the wall.  But this was no ordinary unit, as she showed how it could be pulled forwards to reveal an extra room that you could crawl into.  4The woman revealed she had lived in the home for months before making the exciting discoveryCredit: TikTok/@cattccc 4She showed how she pulled the cabinet forwards to reveal the hidden spaceCredit: TikTok/@cattccc 4The video showed her friend sitting in the space, which had a large skylightCredit: TikTok/@cattccc Inside the snug room, she...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs continued to free up salary-cap space Monday ahead of the start of free agency later this week by restructuring contracts with some of their most high-profile players. The Chiefs already planned to convert some of quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ roster bonus into a signing bonus to free up about $17 million. Now they are reworking the contracts of tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones to create about $20 in additional space, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because such contract matters are rarely disclosed. Sports Illustrated was first to report that Jones and Kelce were restructuring their contracts. Along with the deal with Mahomes, this helps the Chiefs deal with a salary cap cut by $16 million to $182.5 million this year due to lost revenues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chiefs were more than $20 million over the salary cap a few weeks ago, but they wiped out most of that when they released left...
    More like Scare-bnb. A Virginia man’s Airbnb stay took a spine-tingling turn after he discovered a creepy concealed room behind his air vent. A video of the ominous find has amassed a staggering 3.1 million views on TikTok. Per the chilling clip, the unnamed guest first felt something was amiss when he checked into the Richmond-based rental, and the owners seemed surprised he wasn’t a woman. “They were really shocked I was a male,” reads the video’s caption. Things got even stranger during the “middle of the night” when the lodger heard a strange noise and felt like he was being watched. The following day, he made the bombshell discovery. “Then I looked [and saw] this the next morning,” he intoned on camera. “A whole [other] room hidden.” The creepy space was concealed by the air vent. The clip concludes by panning to a dark, separate room suspiciously obscured by an air grate. The space is reminiscent of the attic vents from which Colorado motel owner Gerald Foos peeped on guests, as documented...
    More On: airbnb How a college student went to a music festival in NYC and wound up dead Three shot at illegal party on Long Island This dreamy treehouse is Hawaii’s most wish-listed Airbnb Airbnb report says pandemic boosting popularity of ‘nearby’ vacations More like Scare-bnb. A Virginia man’s Airbnb stay took a spine-tingling turn after he discovered a creepy concealed room behind his air vent. A video of the ominous find has amassed a staggering 3.1 million views on TikTok. Per the chilling clip, the unnamed guest first felt something was amiss when he checked into the Richmond-based rental, and the owners seemed surprised he wasn’t a woman. “They were really shocked I was a male,” reads the video’s caption. Things got even stranger during the “middle of the night” when the lodger heard a strange noise and felt like he was being watched. The following day he made the bombshell discovery. “Then I looked [and saw] this the next morning,” he intoned on camera. “A whole [other] room hidden.” The...
    VIDEO13:4113:41Space ETFs surge as Cathie Wood's Ark Invest bets big. What to watch nowETF Edge Private space companies are paving the industry's path to profits, says the man behind the Procure Space ETF (UFO). By taking part in the rapidly developing "space race," billionaire-backed entities such as Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin are lowering costs across the board, ProcureAM CEO Andrew Chanin told CNBC's "ETF Edge" this week. "They're able to get the cost of launch down and that's going to allow more companies to send things into outer space cheaper," Chanin said in the Wednesday interview. "They're really opening up the entire environment for space companies and future would-be space companies to lower those barriers of entry." They're also lowering costs for government-sponsored space programs by competing amongst themselves for NASA contracts, Chanin said. "They're actually freeing up more of NASA's budget to be able to invest in other areas of space, he said. "This competition I think is very healthy. Not necessarily every company's going to be a winner, but hopefully this competition can drive...
    He made history on Earth and now he wants to reach the stars. The billionaire English businessman Richard Branson, a legend in the business world for his restless personality, achieved with his project Virgin orbit successfully fly a rocket into space from the wing of a 747 aircraft on Sunday. With this triumph, you pave the way for a new method of launching low-cost satellites. Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a fast and flexible service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos, a booming market. The 21-meter Virgin Orbit rocket called LauncherOne, is attached to the underside of a wing on a modified Boeing 747 called « Cosmic Girl »Branson also founded another space company, Virgin Galactic, that you are using a similar concept with the aim of leading to tourists to space to experience weightlessness about 80 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. A fast personal career Branson had his own flight with his businesses from an early age. At 16 he founded his first company, when he published Student...
    It has been 23 years since the Michael Jordan starrer Space Jam was released in the theaters all across the world. Over the years multiple movies on basketball have been released, but none of them have been as iconic as Space Jam. The MJ starrer is the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time and is arguably the most popular. With the second installation coming later this year, let’s take a look at what was the inspiration for Space Jam in the first place. How an ad inspired the creation of Space Jam Space Jam was the perfect combination of NBA star power and iconic animated characters. The roots of this masterpiece, however, are not known to many. In the year 1992, Nike aired a Super Bowl commercial for the new Air Jordan VII directed by Joe Pytka. It was the brainchild of renowned Creative Director Jim Riswold. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Riswold explained why he paired MJ with Bugs Bunny and said, “Originally, I just couldn’t think of a bigger star to pair Michael with than Bugs...
    WOULDN'T it be a dream to discover your home had a secret room you never knew about? Well, one woman was left speechless after coming across this very thing during a DIY project -realising there was an entire room behind her wardrobe. 3The woman knocked down the built-in-wardrobe and discovered the room behind itCredit: abrianacristel/TikTok In a video shared on TikTok, the woman revealed that she'd knocked down a built-in-wardrobe in a bid to create more space. And in doing so, discovered a massive room she had know idea was there. In the video, the woman said: "This is so weird," before showing off the large space adjacent to her bedroom. Meanwhile, in another video, she explained: "This is my mum's room and there's a closet. Her boyfriend is moving in and they're trying to give him a closet. 3The space is massive and even has windowsCredit: abrianacristel/TikTok "So he broke down the wall to try and make it bigger and it turns out there's a whole other side of the house." The draw-dropping discovery has...
    Insider Graphics Zerina Akers is Beyoncé's longtime personal stylist. She curated the wide array of outfits for the Grammy winner's recent visual album, "Black Is King." Most recently, Akers founded Black Owned Everything, an online marketplace that showcases Black designers and businesses. In conjunction with Black Owned Everything, Akers will launch a new foundation that will "incubate" three designers at a time and help connect them to cost-efficient manufacturers. Akers is on Insider's list of Luminaries: 25 women pushing boundaries and accomplishing extraordinary feats. Check out the full list here. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One could argue that Beyoncé would not be the same culture-shaking Queen Bey without her elegant, meticulous, painfully chic wardrobe. And we have Zerina Akers to thank for that. Akers realized she had a special connection to fashion when, as a child, she became "obsessed with this one particular Easter dress that was red with white polka dots." "My family had to hide it from me because I would want to wear it to do everything," she told Insider. "I would...
    A distant Asteroid Behind the force of gravity Tuesday Seen in more detail than ever before, and reveals a surprising resemblance to the close – which raises some interesting questions about the ancient appearance of the object. The asteroid in question, is called (101429) 1998 VF31, Is part of a group of Trojan meteorites that share the orbit of Mars. Trojans are celestial bodies They fall on the gravitationally equilibrium areas of space adjacent to other planets, which are located 60 degrees back and forth on the planet. Most of the Trojan meteorites we know share Jupiter’s orbit, but other planets have them, Including Tuesday And Even the earth. (101429) 1998 VF31 (hereinafter referred to as ‘101429’) Interestingly, 101429 is unique among the Red Planet’s backward Trojans (following Mars as it orbits the Sun). Depiction of Mars and Trojans; 101429 is the blue dot around L5. (AOP) All the rest of the group called the L5 Mars Trojans are called the Eureka family, 5261 Eureka – The first Martian Trojan discovered – and small fragments believed to be loose from...
    The long-lost twin of the moon has been spotted trailing behind Mars, according to a new study. The 3,280-foot-wide asteroid called (101429) 1998 VF31 was first spotted 22 years ago, and new analysis reveals it is 'strikingly similar' to the moon.  Scientists from the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) in Northern Ireland used the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to study the space rock.   The lead author of the study, Dr Apostolos Christou from the AOP, believes it is possibly a chunk of moon that was dislodged by an enormous impact during the Solar System's formative years, around four billion years ago.  However, while the origin of this rock may be lunar, the research team say it is also possible it could have stemmed from the Martian surface.  Scroll down for video  The asteroid is a Mars Trojan which orbits the Sun while trailing behind the red planet at an angle of about 60 degrees relative to the Sun, in a so-called Lagrange point. These are locations in a planet's orbit where the gravity of...
    A HOMEOWNER has revealed the secret room he found hidden in his house, after living there for five years. Taking to Reddit, user Stickz587 shared a video of the “nightmare” room which he discovered in the dining room. 3The man revealed that he had discovered a secret room in his dining room five years after moving inCredit: Reddit Captioning his post he wrote: “Been living in this house for 5 years, never noticed there was a secret door leading to a little storage cubby behind the dining room finish.” In the clip the homeowner can pans across a faux-brick wall in his dining room, before pulling several of the bricks away to reveal a door handle. He then twists the door handle which reveals the small “cubby” behind the wall, presumably used for a storage unit. But while the Reddit user seemed chuffed with the additional space, others were left feeling creeped out by his find. 3The door lead to a "cubby" storage space, with Reddit users describing it as "creepy"Credit: Reddit 3He discovered the space after uncovering a door...
    Changes are afoot at Larimer Square, bringing a boost of youthful energy to the downtown destination dining zone known more for its upscale eateries and white tablecloths than for hip pop-ups, mashups and collaborations. Josh Sampson, founder of TheBigWonderful, Denver BAZAAR and other multi-vendor events and concepts, is behind much of what's now happening. Most notable is Sampson's revival of The Market, which closed at 1445 Larimer Street last April. His new vision for the space (unaffiliated with the original Market) is called The Farmers Market LSQ, a collection of food and beverage vendors that all together offer a similar experience to what shoppers have experienced there for the past forty years. "There's a lot of nostalgia, and it's great to see neighbors coming back in and enjoying the space," Sampson notes. EXPAND The Farmers Market LSQ's patio spills out onto Larimer Street, closed to automobiles from 15th to 14th streets. Mark Antonation Up front, Little Owl Coffee Roasters (which already operates a coffee shop at 1555 Blake Street) is providing the coffee, tea and other drinks, and Farm to...
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