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Code with Scratch
Learn to Code with SCRATCH

The latest edition of The MagPi Essentials series is now available for FREE as a PDF download.

The incredible team at The MagPi have worked to build some awesome chapters from pre-existing magazine articles, Raspberry Pi learning resources and all the expert knowledge of the legends at Code Club.

Download the PDF via the link in our blog post (where you’ll also find links to the rest of the collection.)

Time to make space on my virtual bookshelf...

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Male responsiblity?

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This book nook of the day is dedicated to Alan Rickman and all of his masterful work he has done in his career. I hope you have found tranquility in that big library in the sky. Rest in peace sir.
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Well who doesn't?! Happy Friday bookworms :)
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A Milky Way twin swept by an ultra-fast X-ray wind

ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a wind of high-speed gas streaming from the centre of a bright spiral galaxy (IRAS 17020+4544) like our own that may be reducing its ability to produce new stars. These winds,  moving at 23,000–33,000 km/s, can sweep away reservoirs of gas that might otherwise have formed stars, but it is also possible that they might trigger the collapse of some clouds to form stars. The supermassive black hole (https://goo.gl/eQNC6O) of this Seyfert galaxy (https://goo.gl/BXQACY) has a mass of nearly six million Suns and its wind is sufficiently energetic to heat the gas in the galaxy and suppress star formation – the first time it has been seen in a relatively normal spiral galaxy.

Full story here:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/A_Milky_Way_twin_swept_by_an_ultra-fast_X-ray_wind

More on XMM-Newton:
http://sci.esa.int/xmm-newton/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMM-Newton

Image credit: Artist’s impression depicting a wind flowing from around a supermassive black hole at the centre of a bright spiral galaxy. ESA http://goo.gl/kdg1at

#science   #astronomy   #astrophysics   #xmmnewton   #seyfertgalaxy   #supermassiveblackhole  #xrays #IRAS170204544  
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Finally!
In 2004, an area of the Amazon rainforest the size of Manhattan was cleared every day!  But Brazil has made some major changes since then...
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