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Rebecca Van Hout
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Google calendar shared my Dr apt with a random stranger....someone not even on my contact list when I put the apt on my calendar from my phone. Very strange. She was nice enough to let me know. We happen to share the same first name. Guess the universe is confused!
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Black Hole Caught Red-handed in a Stellar Homicide
This computer-simulated image shows gas from a star that is ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole. Some of the gas also is being ejected at high speeds into space.

Using observations from telescopes in space and on the ground, astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet for this violent process: a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA's orbiting Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the summit of Haleakala in Hawaii were used to help to identify the stellar remains.

A flare in ultraviolet and optical light revealed gas falling into the black hole as well as helium-rich gas that was expelled from the system. When the star is torn apart, some of the material falls into the black hole, while the rest is ejected at high speeds. The flare and its properties provide a signature of this scenario and give unprecedented details about the stellar victim.

To completely rule out the possibility of an active nucleus flaring up in the galaxy instead of a star being torn apart, the team used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the hot gas. Chandra showed that the characteristics of the gas didn't match those from an active galactic nucleus.

The galaxy where the supermassive black hole ripped apart the passing star in known as PS1-10jh and is located about 2.7 billion light years from Earth. Astronomers estimate the black hole in PS1-10jh has a mass of several million suns, which is comparable to the supermassive black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy.

Credits: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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I'll say Bill! Strange doesn't begin to describe it on just about every level lol.
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Want to be happier? Read this book!
I just started reading a great book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The main premise is that by making small changes in your life and attitude you can increase your happiness. We all h...
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Good questions to ask ourselves. We've been getting some good answers, too!
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Good research. Am re-posting this on Twitter.
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My blog, such as it is. I hope to update more often and include nursing content. For now it is really a mom journal but I enjoy recording our milestones there.
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Thanks mom!
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No matter which side of the climate change debate you are on using our planet's resources wisely is a responsibility we all should take seriously. How many of these tips do you do?
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    2011
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