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Ciro Villa has been at 3 events

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Ciro Villa134,873Test Hangout on Air New Horizons Fly Along Real Time Telemetry, No Audio Commentary.Test Hangout on Air New Horizons Fly Along Real Time Telemetry, No Audio Commentary.2015-07-11 01:00:003  
Scott Lewis383,005Heck yes! 500th recording of the @117904790972122493317 podcast!! To celebrate this, @115510485336217794615 and I will be live-tweeting the show at @113166718268343560861, @117350484427668823936 and @101736365103983335412 bring us the amazing science we all know and live from TWIS.  If you're over on Twitter, live-tweet with us using the hash tag #TWIS500   (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23TWIS500) When the show goes live, my promo video from @112979228143535385377 will be replaced with the live feed, but just in case you're having trouble finding it, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSuIbMcKpOw I'm sure Michael and I will be uploading some #selfies  of us watching and tweeting about TWIS and I hope you will too! Just put them down here in the event or on Twitter, I know that the trifecta of TWIS would LOVE to see you all celebrate with them! Also, please consider becoming a patron of TWIS. They do an amazing job bringing science to the WORLD every week and couldn't do it without the support of their listeners. You can do so easily over at their Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinscience (also linked as "tickets") #ScienceEveryday   #TWIS   #ThisWeekInScience   #HangoutsOnAir   #Science   #STEM   #Podcast  TWIS500 Viewing Party!!2015-02-05 05:00:0084  
Ciro Villa134,873Let's meet and shake hands and enjoy the IMAX premiere of the movie "Interstellar" at the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Florida. If you are available and willing we can meet outside the theater between 7:30 and 7:45 PM EST on Thursday, November 6, 2014.  The movie starts at 08:00 PM EST. It is your responsibility to purchase your ticket at the following link: http://www.museumtix.com/venue/venueinfo.aspx?vid=783&tab=E Once there, select the movie from the drop-down then create an account to pre-purchase your ticket before they sell out. Casual Florida dress. Please RSVP.  Thanks.An Evening At the Movies - Interstellar Premiere in IMAX at WGV2014-11-06 19:30:002  

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2016-12-02 20:55:13 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Share courtesy of +Jason Davis and +The Planetary Society 

Most reshares: 9

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2016-12-04 01:59:30 (0 comments; 9 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Fantastic visualization provided courtesy of +Olaf Frohn  and endorsed by +The Planetary Society showing all current missions outside of Earth (updated for December 2016)

(All rights belong to Olaf Frohn)

Most plusones: 55

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2016-12-02 16:35:46 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-04 02:44:31 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Share courtesy of +OSIRIS-REx Mission 

Share courtesy of +OSIRIS-REx Mission ___

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2016-12-04 02:37:10 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-04 02:34:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain caught a wide-angle view last night: Venus, the moon, and Mars.

Moon will move up past Mars in the days ahead:
http://bit.ly/2g4hKty

Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain caught a wide-angle view last night: Venus, the moon, and Mars.

Moon will move up past Mars in the days ahead:
http://bit.ly/2g4hKty___

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2016-12-04 02:32:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Asteroid Bennu size comparison

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu

Share courtesy +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  and +OSIRIS-REx Mission 

Asteroid Bennu size comparison

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu

Share courtesy +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  and +OSIRIS-REx Mission ___

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2016-12-04 02:23:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

+OSIRIS-REx Mission Spacecraft Current Parameters:

Distance from Asteroid Bennu in Kilometers: ~192,000,000 Kilometers
Distance from Bennu in Light Time: ~10 light minutes and 41 light seconds
Speed Relative to Bennu: ~134,000 Kilometers per hour

More info on the mission:
Spacecraft:
http://www.asteroidmission.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx

Asteroid:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu

#space   #universe   #astronomy   #asteroid   #nasa   #bennu   #osirisrex  

+OSIRIS-REx Mission Spacecraft Current Parameters:

Distance from Asteroid Bennu in Kilometers: ~192,000,000 Kilometers
Distance from Bennu in Light Time: ~10 light minutes and 41 light seconds
Speed Relative to Bennu: ~134,000 Kilometers per hour

More info on the mission:
Spacecraft:
http://www.asteroidmission.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx

Asteroid:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu

#space   #universe   #astronomy   #asteroid   #nasa   #bennu   #osirisrex  ___

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2016-12-04 02:04:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-04 01:59:30 (0 comments; 9 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Fantastic visualization provided courtesy of +Olaf Frohn  and endorsed by +The Planetary Society showing all current missions outside of Earth (updated for December 2016)

(All rights belong to Olaf Frohn)

Fantastic visualization provided courtesy of +Olaf Frohn  and endorsed by +The Planetary Society showing all current missions outside of Earth (updated for December 2016)

(All rights belong to Olaf Frohn)___

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2016-12-03 22:01:34 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-03 21:07:50 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

As reader @raamdev noted, "We've landed on the moon, built a space station, and put rovers on Mars, but inside the Pyramids is still a mystery."

As reader @raamdev noted, "We've landed on the moon, built a space station, and put rovers on Mars, but inside the Pyramids is still a mystery."___

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2016-12-03 21:04:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

What it looks like when your galactic neighbor is roughly 80 million light years away. planet.ly/uxbip

What it looks like when your galactic neighbor is roughly 80 million light years away. planet.ly/uxbip___

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2016-12-03 21:03:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

ChainFORM, from Hiroshi Ishii’s Tangible Media group, is a shape-shifting hardware interface.

ChainFORM, from Hiroshi Ishii’s Tangible Media group, is a shape-shifting hardware interface.___

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2016-12-03 21:02:45 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Echoes From The Abyss

With the detection of gravitational waves, we’re now able to observe black holes as they merge. We’re already able to determine the mass and rotation of the merging black holes, but gravitational waves might be able to settle the fierce debates over the conflict between black holes and quantum gravity.

The LIGO signals we have so far show the classic properties of a black hole merger. Two orbiting black holes create a regular pattern of gravitational waves that gradually increase in frequency. Eventually the two masses merge, creating a chirp and “ringdown” as the newly formed black hole settles into a stable state. According to general relativity, once the new black hole settles down, it should no longer emit gravitational waves. That’s because a single black hole simply has the properties of mass and rotation (and theoretically charge), butnothing e... more »

Echoes From The Abyss

With the detection of gravitational waves, we’re now able to observe black holes as they merge. We’re already able to determine the mass and rotation of the merging black holes, but gravitational waves might be able to settle the fierce debates over the conflict between black holes and quantum gravity.

The LIGO signals we have so far show the classic properties of a black hole merger. Two orbiting black holes create a regular pattern of gravitational waves that gradually increase in frequency. Eventually the two masses merge, creating a chirp and “ringdown” as the newly formed black hole settles into a stable state. According to general relativity, once the new black hole settles down, it should no longer emit gravitational waves. That’s because a single black hole simply has the properties of mass and rotation (and theoretically charge), but nothing else. This is known as the “no-hair theorem.”

While relativity is a well-tested scientific theory, it runs into problems when you try to incorporate it into quantum theory. The foundational principles of quantum mechanics are very different from that of general relativity, so the two models don’t play well together. Since we have reasons to presume the ultimate theory of gravity is a quantum theory, there has been a lot of research on what such a theory would look like. When we try to develop a quantum version of black holes, weird paradoxes arise. One of them is known as the firewall paradox, where quantum fluctuations would create intense heat near the event horizon of a black hole, though this would seem to violate the equivalence principle, upon which relativity is based. Another is the information paradox, where knowledge of an object disappears when it crosses the event horizon, which violates a fundamental principle of quantum theory. Theorists have developed possible resolutions to these paradoxes, but there hasn’t been any way to test them. We can’t travel to a black hole to look at one up close.

But a new paper argues that LIGO might actually be able to test these ideas. While a classical black hole should be silent after the merger, quantum interactions near the event horizon could create small secondary chirps. These chirps should be regularly spaced, and their timing could put constraints on various quantum models. Interestingly, the team looked at data from the three black hole mergers that have been publicly announced, and found some evidence of these secondary signals. The statistics isn’t particularly strong, so it can’t be confirmed as a real effect, but that will change as we observe more black hole mergers. If these secondary chirps keep showing up, then we might be able to test the quantum behavior of black holes.

It’s an interesting result, and it demonstrates the power of gravitational astronomy.

Paper: Jahed Abedi, et al. Echoes from the Abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons. arXiv:1612.00266 [gr-qc] (2016)
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2016-12-03 19:25:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Tom Wildoner got this shot of Jupiter coming up over leafless trees in his backyard in Weatherly, PA on the morning of Nov 28. Thanks Tom!

Tom Wildoner got this shot of Jupiter coming up over leafless trees in his backyard in Weatherly, PA on the morning of Nov 28. Thanks Tom!___

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2016-12-03 19:25:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Happy double anniversary to our fellow asteroid explorer, Hayabusa 2! Two years ago today, the +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 spacecraft launched on its mission to the #asteroid Ryugu. One year ago today, it conducted a successful Earth swing-by.

Happy double anniversary to our fellow asteroid explorer, Hayabusa 2! Two years ago today, the +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 spacecraft launched on its mission to the #asteroid Ryugu. One year ago today, it conducted a successful Earth swing-by.___

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2016-12-03 19:23:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Tonight … Moon, Venus, Mars http://bit.ly/2gPqmoZ
The moon is now sandwiched between very bright Venus and fainter, reddish Mars.

Tonight … Moon, Venus, Mars http://bit.ly/2gPqmoZ
The moon is now sandwiched between very bright Venus and fainter, reddish Mars.___

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2016-12-03 18:55:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Technical selfie.

+OSIRIS-REx Mission​ shirt.

Technical selfie.

+OSIRIS-REx Mission​ shirt.___

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2016-12-03 16:15:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

It's day 3 of our SKA advent calendar. Take a look to find out what today's highlight is! http://skaadvent.skatelescope.org/

It's day 3 of our SKA advent calendar. Take a look to find out what today's highlight is! http://skaadvent.skatelescope.org/___

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2016-12-03 16:14:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Read my story about the Russian Progress resupply launch failure of Dec 1

Read my story about the Russian Progress resupply launch failure of Dec 1___

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2016-12-03 16:13:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

“This question has puzzled me for a long time. Articles about LIGO discovery state that some percentage of black hole merger mass was radiated away, leaving [a] resulting black hole smaller than [the] sum of [the] original mergers. Yet it is accepted that nothing escapes black holes […] So my question is: how was energy radiated from black hole mergers?”

Black holes are remarkable entities that have puzzled and fascinated us since they were first postulated long before Einstein developed his theory of relativity. One of their fundamental but bizarre properties is the fact that once something crosses or winds up inside the event horizon, it can not only never escape, it heads inevitably towards the central singularity. At that point, the only “information” about the singularity is its mass, charge (of various types), and spin. Yet when two merging black holes coalesced together, as seenmultiple ... more »

“This question has puzzled me for a long time. Articles about LIGO discovery state that some percentage of black hole merger mass was radiated away, leaving [a] resulting black hole smaller than [the] sum of [the] original mergers. Yet it is accepted that nothing escapes black holes […] So my question is: how was energy radiated from black hole mergers?”

Black holes are remarkable entities that have puzzled and fascinated us since they were first postulated long before Einstein developed his theory of relativity. One of their fundamental but bizarre properties is the fact that once something crosses or winds up inside the event horizon, it can not only never escape, it heads inevitably towards the central singularity. At that point, the only “information” about the singularity is its mass, charge (of various types), and spin. Yet when two merging black holes coalesced together, as seen multiple times by LIGO, the mass of the final black hole was approximately 5% less than the sum of the masses of the two black hole progenitors. If nothing massive or massless can escape through the event horizon, how did this energy get out?

Our intuitions might lead us astray, but the mathematics provides a straightforward explanation that’s not so different from other physics you might be used to. Come find out on this edition of Ask Ethan!___

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2016-12-03 16:13:02 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

(Posted by Team Buzz)

Buzz's Mission Director Christina just told him that the #NSF said he now holds the record as the oldest person to reach the South Pole at the age of 86.

She says "He'll be insufferable now" 😂

(Posted by Team Buzz)

Buzz's Mission Director Christina just told him that the #NSF said he now holds the record as the oldest person to reach the South Pole at the age of 86.

She says "He'll be insufferable now" 😂___

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2016-12-03 00:12:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Yep...better to have a relaxed Opossum than a tensed one...your yard might pay the price otherwise...

I have been doing it all wrong
___Yep...better to have a relaxed Opossum than a tensed one...your yard might pay the price otherwise...

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2016-12-03 00:07:29 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Interesting development...

Attn.: +Scott Maxwell 

Interesting development...

Attn.: +Scott Maxwell ___

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2016-12-02 22:00:20 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The SETI Institute in partnership with the Boldly Go Institute, is a proud partner of “Project Blue” who’s aim is to launch a space telescope to take mankind’s first photograph of an Earth-like Exoplanet around our nearest neighbor star – Alpha Centauri. This project will also give access to citizen scientists, to a space-born telescope to explore other wonders of our universe during half of the telescope’s orbit, when it’s mirror and sensors cannot be pointed at Alpha Centauri.

Click the link to learn more:

The SETI Institute in partnership with the Boldly Go Institute, is a proud partner of “Project Blue” who’s aim is to launch a space telescope to take mankind’s first photograph of an Earth-like Exoplanet around our nearest neighbor star – Alpha Centauri. This project will also give access to citizen scientists, to a space-born telescope to explore other wonders of our universe during half of the telescope’s orbit, when it’s mirror and sensors cannot be pointed at Alpha Centauri.

Click the link to learn more:___

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2016-12-02 20:55:13 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Share courtesy of +Jason Davis and +The Planetary Society 

Share courtesy of +Jason Davis and +The Planetary Society ___

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2016-12-02 20:07:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

"Six keys in all from the famous inventor's Menlo Park home and work place will be auctioned Saturday in Dallas, along with five lightbulbs, including two that he created. Heritage Auctions will open the bidding on the two lots at 11 a.m. EST."

"Thomas Edison's door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-thomas-edison-lab-door-key.html

"Six keys in all from the famous inventor's Menlo Park home and work place will be auctioned Saturday in Dallas, along with five lightbulbs, including two that he created. Heritage Auctions will open the bidding on the two lots at 11 a.m. EST."

"Thomas Edison's door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-thomas-edison-lab-door-key.html___

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2016-12-02 19:43:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

If this does not send chills through your entire spine...

**Warning: Graphic Re-enactments**

Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash http://wrd.cm/2gOZq8L___If this does not send chills through your entire spine...

**Warning: Graphic Re-enactments**

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2016-12-02 19:19:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The worst and most obnoxious gifts you could buy this holiday season, for that "non very special at all" person in your life... ;-)

http://theworstthingsforsale.com/

The worst and most obnoxious gifts you could buy this holiday season, for that "non very special at all" person in your life... ;-)

http://theworstthingsforsale.com/___

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2016-12-02 18:35:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Amazon Expands Alexa AI Assistant With Exclusive Deals

Amazon Expands Alexa AI Assistant With Exclusive Deals___

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2016-12-02 18:33:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-02 18:31:59 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Cool new #ASU Now interview with fellow +Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty Heni Ben Amor about how far off we are from the humanoid #robots of #HBO's #Westworld.

Cool new #ASU Now interview with fellow +Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty Heni Ben Amor about how far off we are from the humanoid #robots of #HBO's #Westworld.___

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2016-12-02 18:31:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Good piece..

‪Boredom: the elucidation of the obvious. https://aeon.co/essays/life-without-boredom-would-be-a-nightmare‬___Good piece..

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2016-12-02 18:16:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ford-recalls-680000-cars-on-fears-over-front-seat-belt-safety/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ford-recalls-680000-cars-on-fears-over-front-seat-belt-safety/___

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2016-12-02 17:34:49 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-02 16:35:46 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Share thanks http://www.mrlovenstein.com/

Share thanks http://www.mrlovenstein.com/___

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2016-12-02 16:30:06 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

“The problem is, the evidence we have for beyond-the-Standard-Model physics is incredibly weak: it’s of the statistical significance level that’s inconsequential in this field. The only reason people get excited about these preliminary results is that there’s literally nothing else to get excited about. If there’s only one Higgs particle found at the LHC, then either supersymmetry isn’t real, or it’s at energy scales that are irrelevant to solving the puzzles it was designed to solve. Moreover, if there are no new particles found below about 2–3 TeV in energy — particles that the LHC should detect if they’re present — it’s a reasonable assumption that there might not be anything new to find until energy scales of 100,000,000 TeV or more. In fact, the latest LHC results just ruled out two classes of hypothetical particles, gluinos and squarks, below about 1.4 TeV in energy.”
The particle phys... more »

“The problem is, the evidence we have for beyond-the-Standard-Model physics is incredibly weak: it’s of the statistical significance level that’s inconsequential in this field. The only reason people get excited about these preliminary results is that there’s literally nothing else to get excited about. If there’s only one Higgs particle found at the LHC, then either supersymmetry isn’t real, or it’s at energy scales that are irrelevant to solving the puzzles it was designed to solve. Moreover, if there are no new particles found below about 2–3 TeV in energy — particles that the LHC should detect if they’re present — it’s a reasonable assumption that there might not be anything new to find until energy scales of 100,000,000 TeV or more. In fact, the latest LHC results just ruled out two classes of hypothetical particles, gluinos and squarks, below about 1.4 TeV in energy.”

The particle physics ‘nightmare scenario’ was that the LHC at CERN would achieve its desired energies and collision rates, that it would find a single Higgs boson between about 120 and 140 GeV, and that it would see absolutely nothing else. No new particles, no bizarre decays, nothing that couldn’t be accounted for by the Standard Model. With the latest release, that’s exactly what’s happening. There’s no evidence at any appreciable significance for any new particles or interactions, and no compelling reason to expect that a larger, higher-energy collider will find anything new. Unless the LHC pulls out a surprise over the coming years, the Standard Model might be it for what high-energy colliders are capable of finding here on Earth.

Come find out what the latest data says about where we are in the hunt for new physics, and remember to be skeptical of claims to the contrary!___

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2016-12-02 16:29:53 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Tonight … Don't miss moon and Venus http://bit.ly/2gdEdSh
Think photo opportunity! Or just enjoy these 2 beauties in the west early Friday evening.

Tonight … Don't miss moon and Venus http://bit.ly/2gdEdSh
Think photo opportunity! Or just enjoy these 2 beauties in the west early Friday evening.___

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2016-12-02 03:59:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

"Today (November 30), scientists restarted the twin detectors of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, after making several improvements to the system. Over the last year, they have made enhancements to LIGO's lasers, electronics, and optics that have increased the observatory's sensitivity by 10 to 25 percent. The detectors, scientists hope, will now be able to tune in to gravitational waves—and the extreme events from which they arise—that emanate from farther out in the universe."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-ligo-online-ready-discoveries.html

"Today (November 30), scientists restarted the twin detectors of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, after making several improvements to the system. Over the last year, they have made enhancements to LIGO's lasers, electronics, and optics that have increased the observatory's sensitivity by 10 to 25 percent. The detectors, scientists hope, will now be able to tune in to gravitational waves—and the extreme events from which they arise—that emanate from farther out in the universe."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-ligo-online-ready-discoveries.html___

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2016-12-02 03:39:26 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

"Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep space also may contain similarly exotic oceans, naturally leading to the question of life, said one co-investigator with NASA's New Horizon mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

William McKinnon, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and a co-author on two of four new Pluto studies published Dec. 1 in Nature, argues that beneath the heart-shaped region on Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia there lies an ocean laden with ammonia."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-life-pluto-ocean.html

"Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep space also may contain similarly exotic oceans, naturally leading to the question of life, said one co-investigator with NASA's New Horizon mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

William McKinnon, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and a co-author on two of four new Pluto studies published Dec. 1 in Nature, argues that beneath the heart-shaped region on Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia there lies an ocean laden with ammonia."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-life-pluto-ocean.html___

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2016-12-02 03:38:18 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

In my personal opinion, this is pretty darn extraordinary. Must see!

Primary video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_ApjKPaI

Alternate video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc3fPeNZooA

This video is pretty graphic, but this new treatment uses the patients own stem cells to heal 2nd degree burns super fast, and you cant even see any scarring. Truly amazing research.___In my personal opinion, this is pretty darn extraordinary. Must see!

Primary video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_ApjKPaI

Alternate video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc3fPeNZooA

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2016-12-02 03:32:54 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

I certainly hope ESA proves bold enough to fully fund their Mars rover. It's the kind of thing great societies do.

Not to mention that Opportunity and Curiosity would welcome the company. :-)

Edit: And woo-hoo, it looks like they did! The ExoMars rover is a go! http://www.russianspaceweb.com/exomars2018_2014.html#2016

I certainly hope ESA proves bold enough to fully fund their Mars rover. It's the kind of thing great societies do.

Not to mention that Opportunity and Curiosity would welcome the company. :-)

Edit: And woo-hoo, it looks like they did! The ExoMars rover is a go! http://www.russianspaceweb.com/exomars2018_2014.html#2016___

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2016-12-02 00:45:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1621

Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1621___

2016-12-02 00:41:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Preliminary Mag — M 6.3 - 43km NNE of Huarichancara, Peru: ShakeMap - VIITime2016-12-01 22:40:25 UTC2016-12-01 17:40:25 -05:00 at epicenterLocation15.306°S 70.842°WDepth3.56 km (2.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs

Preliminary Mag — M 6.3 - 43km NNE of Huarichancara, Peru: ShakeMap - VIITime2016-12-01 22:40:25 UTC2016-12-01 17:40:25 -05:00 at epicenterLocation15.306°S 70.842°WDepth3.56 km (2.21 mi) #earthquake #usgs___

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2016-12-02 00:39:25 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The Stellar Side of The Exoplanet Story

When it comes to the study of exoplanets, it’s common knowledge that the host stars don’t get much respect.

Yes, everyone knows that there wouldn’t be exoplanets without stars, and that they serve as the essential background for exoplanet transit observations and as the wobbling object that allows for radial velocity measurements that lead to new exoplanets discoveries.

But stars in general have been seen and studied for ever, while the first exoplanet was identified only 20-plus years ago. So it’s inevitable that host stars have generally take a back seat to the compelling newly-found exoplanets that orbit them.

As the field of exoplanet studies moves forward, however, and tries to answer questions about the characteristics of the planets and their odds of being habitable, the perceived importance of the host starsis on t... more »

The Stellar Side of The Exoplanet Story

When it comes to the study of exoplanets, it’s common knowledge that the host stars don’t get much respect.

Yes, everyone knows that there wouldn’t be exoplanets without stars, and that they serve as the essential background for exoplanet transit observations and as the wobbling object that allows for radial velocity measurements that lead to new exoplanets discoveries.

But stars in general have been seen and studied for ever, while the first exoplanet was identified only 20-plus years ago. So it’s inevitable that host stars have generally take a back seat to the compelling newly-found exoplanets that orbit them.

As the field of exoplanet studies moves forward, however, and tries to answer questions about the characteristics of the planets and their odds of being habitable, the perceived importance of the host stars is on the rise.

Read more: http://buff.ly/2fWV527___

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2016-12-02 00:09:02 (4 comments; 8 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

"Official statement about Buzz and his evacuation from the South Pole. He's recovering well in NZ.

Full statement http://buzzaldr.in/2gN7a8U
EVACUATION TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND - 1915 UTC

Thursday 1st December.
The evacuation flight for Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and he has been transferred to hospital for examination. He is currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept in overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the team at the American National Science Foundation for accommodating Buzz and his manager on one of their flights from the South Pole to New Zealand via McMurdo.

There will be further updates when additional information is... more »

"Official statement about Buzz and his evacuation from the South Pole. He's recovering well in NZ.

Full statement http://buzzaldr.in/2gN7a8U
EVACUATION TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND - 1915 UTC

Thursday 1st December.
The evacuation flight for Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and he has been transferred to hospital for examination. He is currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept in overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the team at the American National Science Foundation for accommodating Buzz and his manager on one of their flights from the South Pole to New Zealand via McMurdo.

There will be further updates when additional information is available."

Share courtesy of +Buzz Aldrin ___

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2016-12-01 23:59:29 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-01 23:14:35 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Share thanks +Michael Interbartolo 

Researchers taught Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot to walk gingerly over rubble___Share thanks +Michael Interbartolo 

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2016-12-01 23:12:22 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Plasma research on the ISS

The plasma crystal experiments are among the most successful research projects on the +International Space Station. The PKE-Nefedov plasma crystal laboratory was one of the first scientific research laboratories on the #ISS. The PK-4 has been in operation in the Columbus module since 2014. More than 70 scientific publications confirm the knowledge gained from the experiments conducted over the last 15 years. The #DLR Complex Plasmas research group is gaining fundamental insights into, in particular, solid state and fluid physics, as well as applications in space physics, plasma physics, plasma technology and fusion research.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20253/year-all/#/gallery/25126

+European Space Agency, ESA  #Pockocmoc +NASA #MPS

Image: Revolutionary plasma laboratory:#E... more »

Plasma research on the ISS

The plasma crystal experiments are among the most successful research projects on the +International Space Station. The PKE-Nefedov plasma crystal laboratory was one of the first scientific research laboratories on the #ISS. The PK-4 has been in operation in the Columbus module since 2014. More than 70 scientific publications confirm the knowledge gained from the experiments conducted over the last 15 years. The #DLR Complex Plasmas research group is gaining fundamental insights into, in particular, solid state and fluid physics, as well as applications in space physics, plasma physics, plasma technology and fusion research.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20253/year-all/#/gallery/25126

+European Space Agency, ESA  #Pockocmoc +NASA #MPS

Image: Revolutionary plasma laboratory: #EkoPlasma. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).___

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2016-12-01 23:12:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Tonight … Moon and Venus!
http://bit.ly/2g9D4eA

Don't miss 'em ...

Tonight … Moon and Venus!
http://bit.ly/2g9D4eA

Don't miss 'em ...___

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2016-12-01 23:10:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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