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Alan Rickman: My Goodness, That Voice http://thebea.st/1RHe6TR
The beloved character actor passed away Thursday at the age of 69. He’ll be remembered for his sensuous screen presence and that unmistakable baritone.
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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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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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RIP, Alan Rickman.
Famous for his intriguing villains and staccato voice, English actor Alan Rickman is dead at 69. The star was suffering from cancer, his family said. He became one of Britain’s best-loved act…
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A shut-off valve for the vas deferens: male birth control.
Clemens Bimek invented a shut-off valve for the vas deferens, the tubes that bring sperm from the testicles out of a man’s body. The Bimek SLV Spermatic Duct Valve is essentially a vasectomy …
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Aurora
 
Some of the most beautiful aurora borealis footage ever captured.
Back in 2012, I wrote about ‘Magnetic Reconnection’, a beautiful, haunting experimental film about the aurora borealis, scored by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Wilco) and narrated by…
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Well who doesn't?! Happy Friday bookworms :)
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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...
Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have plummeted 80% in the last decade thanks to the establishment of new protected areas, satellite monitoring of deforestation, cooperation by agricultu...
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I am looking forward to my retirement!
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Create utterly gorgeous light painting effects with an excellent new tutorial from +Adafruit Industries!
Before we get to the meat of today’s post, we’ve two bits of news. Just over an hour ago we watched the Soyuz rocket carrying British ESA astronaut Tim Peake, who will be in charge of the two Astro Pis on the ISS, lift off. The Soyuz will dock with the ISS around 17:24 GMT today: please join us following …
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