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Invisible Supermassive Black Holes

Supermassive_black_holejpg_1_2Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are extraordinarily energetic cores of galaxies powered by supermassive black holes.

AGN such as quasars, blazars, and Seyfert galaxies are among the most luminous objects in our Universe, often pouring out the energy of billions of stars.

Until recently many AGN have been a mystery because they have been invisible.

 

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Lake Superior -The World's Greatest Lake Baffles Scientists

Lake_superior A strange and disturbing phenomena is happening along the magnificent 120-mile Hiawatha Water Trail that follows the southern shoreline of mighty Lake Superior, one of the world's greatest remnants of the last Ice Age: the water level is dropping and its temperature is rapidly heating up, baffling scientists.

What could the cause be? The residue effect of the last El Nino, the warming of equatorial Pacific waters that produced warmer winters in the late 1990s just as the lake began receding? Or, could it be the Milankovitch Cycle, a rhythmic shift in the angle of the Earth's orientation to the Sun, affecting the length and intensity of sunlight, creating a new period of global warming?


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Life from the Center of the Earth - The Shadow World of Our Hidden

Hidden_ Jules Verne's classic science-fiction tale, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, where the zealous Professor Von Hardwigg finds a riddle in Icelandic parchment that leads to worlds miles beneath our planet's surface, is fast becoming science fact. Leading scientists are searching deep within the planet to find new life forms in a shadow world of a hidden --and to find clues to what possible life might exist on others within and beyond our Solar System.

 

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Da Vinci Code Sequel? New Claim of Coded Images Hidden in The Last Supper

Da_vinci_last_supper__2 One of the most famous religious paintings of all time, da Vinci's The Last Supper, has been studied and scrutinized throughout the ages. Now a computer programmer says that he has found yet another secret code embedded in the painting. Slavisa Pesci claims he has found new images in the 15th mural in Milan's Santa Maria delle Grazie church by superimposing a reverse image on the original image.

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NASA’s “Dismissive” Leadership Blamed for Massive Failings

Nasalogo_2 Earlier this month NASA announced they are going to jettison trash into space that will likely strike the Earth sometime within the next 300 days. Next it is revealed that operating spacecraft while intoxicated has been ignored more than once by the higher-ups at NASA, and finally it’s insinuated that NASA’s longstanding culture of disregarding unpleasant facts was likely partially responsible for the deaths of the Columbia crew. What’s going on?

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Google Maps -Zooming In!

Googlemapshigherzoom_2 One of the most popular features of Google has been their mapping programs. Their continued efforts to acquire the best satellite imagery of everywhere has let the average computer user to zoom in on archaeological and geographical sites that, prior to its inception, had been reserved for scientists with satellite imagery at their finger tips.

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