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"Pōwehi" – The galactic M87's Gargantuan Black Hole was named after the Hawaiian creation song

Posted on 13 Apr 2019 This first black hole in the center of the Galaxy M87 in the Event Horizon Telescope image is now called "Pōwehi" from Kumulipo, a century-old Hawaiian creation song of 2,102 lines ; it means "the decorated, unfathomable dark creation". It comes from "pō", which means powerful, unfathomable and incessant creation, and "wehi", an honorary title …

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"Aliens watching us in a galactic zoo" claims the top astronomer | Science | news

The question of whether humans are alone in the universe or not fueled our ideas, including the [449004] world's best minds. The lack of extraterrestrial evidence, and yet a high probability that it exists, has still astounded experts. But maybe aliens have already found us and are intentionally hiding, say extraterrestrial observers. Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) researchers have suggested that …

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Astronomers discover hidden black hole lurking in the galactic center

By Kenzo Kinugasa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan 3. March 2019 An artist's impression of a gas cloud whirling around a black hole. Astronomers have discovered a stealthy black hole due to its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This medium-sized black hole is one of over 100 million silent black holes that are expected to lurk in our galaxy. …

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Astronomers investigate extreme variability of the 'Big Dipper' active galactic nucleus

The multiwavelength spectral energy distribution of SDSS J2232-0806. Modeled data are shown in pink: the XMM-Newton OM and EPIC-pn data of 2013 December 14; WHT spectrum of 2013 September 9 and WISE W1 ​​and W2 IR photometry. Additionally, other archival data in white: WISE W3 and W4 IR photometry from 2010; 2MASS IR photometry from 1998; SDSS photometry from 2000 …

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Amazing Virgin Galactic launch video shows black sky, blue earth

You can now travel with Virgin Galactic on the edge of space. An incredible new video shows footage of the SpaceShipTwo-class suborbital missile VSS Unity launched from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft. Unity illuminates its engines with a mountain range below. A few frames later, the spacecraft climbs into a black sky, including the Earth's curve. Unity reached a peak of …

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Watch Virgin Galactic pilots blast into space, view Earth from above

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glide back to California's Mojave desert. Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci flew the aerospace company's fifth-supersonic powered test flight – with a working passenger aboard, . WhiteKnightTwo "mothership," Unity then detached at some 45,000 feet before its rocket engine ignited and the craft blasted into space. There …

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Virgin Galactic sends her first passenger to the edge of space

SpaceShipTwo in their natural habitat 1945 🌎 pic.twitter.com/P5cUiwFg0b – Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) February 22, 2019 Moses and the company's pilots took off shortly after 11 Watch from ET aboard the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity. Moses, who will be training future space tourists, was there to evaluate the customer experience and evaluate the cabin, Reuters reports . After that, she called it …

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Virgin Galactic performs the highest and fastest test flight ever

VSS Unity, the rocket-propelled aircraft of Virgin Galactic, climbed to a record high of nearly 90 kilometers during a test flight on Friday. This was Richard Branson's startup for the second time in space. On board were two pilots and for the first time an additional crew member. Beth Moses, Galactic's chief astronaut trainer and aerospace engineer, joined the pilots. …

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The spacecraft Virgin Galactic reaches the first passenger on board

The tourism company Virgin Galactic sent its spacecraft into space this morning for the second time, qualifying all three passengers for their commercial astronaut wings. One of the drivers was Virgin Galactic's first test passenger, Beth Moses, the senior astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic, who flew with the two pilots of the vehicle. She is also the first female passenger …

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