The galaxy, denoted Q1442-MD50, is so distant that it took 11 billion years for its light to reach us. The primordial infalling gas resides a mere 190,000 light-years from the galaxy – relatively nearby on galactic length-scales – and is revealed in silhouette in the absorption spectrum of the more distant background quasar QSO J1444535+291905.
"(Phys.org) —Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fueling a distant star-forming galaxy in the early Universe. Profuse flows of gas onto galaxies are believed to be crucial for explaining an era 10 billion years ago, when galaxies were copiously forming stars. To make this discovery, the astronomers – led by Neil Crighton of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and Swinburne University – made use of a cosmic coincidence: a bright, distant quasar acting as a "cosmic lighthouse" illuminates the gas flow from behind. The results were published October 2 in the Astrophysical Journal Letters."
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-astronomers-distant-galaxy-powered-primordial.html#jCp
Image: "Image of a galaxy (center) with incoming cold gas flow, produced by rendering the gas distribution in a supercomputer simulation of a forming galaxy. A stream of primordial inflowing gas is illuminated from behind by a distant background quasar (lower left; quasar added by an artist, along with the starry background). Using data collected from the W. M. Keck Observatory, the largest optical telescopes in the world, researchers led by Neil Crighton (MPIA and Swinburne University of Technology) have now made the first unambiguous detection of this accretion of pristine gas onto a star-forming galaxy, that was previously theorized to exist based on cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. This simulation shown here was run by the Making Galaxies in a Cosmological Context (MaGICC) project in the theory group at MPIA. Credit: MPIA (G. STINSON / A. V. MACCIÒ)"
This is quietly going on all across our country!!!
Joe Adair --The place the Koch money is hurting us is even more insidious: state legislature races.
We have publicly-funded races here in New Mexico, qualified state rep candidates receive $30,000 to run a campaign, which is plenty enough to inform your constituency of your philosophy and goals.
Our opponent, was publicly funded too, but thanks to Citizens United, they also had $250,000 in Koch money, filtered in through a Gov. Susana Martinez PAC.
Residents of the district were often treated to THREE negative mailers A DAY.
Our once-heavily-favored candidate lost by 15 votes, from a total of about 1,200 voters.
That's $208 extra per vote cast spent against our candidate!
It sounds insane that they'd do that sort of thing, until you hear the crazy bills being introduced (and passed) in state legislatures across the country, especially voter suppression.
New Mexico's once VERY blue legislature is now purple, and that's pretty scary, folks.
Democracy is a dead beast in America, beaten to death State Rep by State Rep, with the plutocratic hammer of Citizens United.
- Tres Jolie, Incpresent
Government shutdown: 'It is time to tell Congress to go to hell' - Josh ...
Federal judges, long used to being blasted as “judicial activists” by members of Congress, are now directing a stream of anger and vitriol r
Knee-Slappers From the Right: The Political Discourse of the Nation
What’s your favorite lie, manipulation or obfuscation from the right? There’s a lot to choose from, so it really is hard to winnow it down t
The Banksters like Stealing Candy from Little Children
The Banksters like stealing candy from little children. No, I'm not exaggerating...they really do. At least according to a new study out of
You Don't Need a New Idea to Start a Business | IdeaFeed | Big Think
Light%20bulb%20old%20ss. What's the Latest Development? Serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal knows how to start a business and says havin
Stem Cells Could Create Humans-on-a-Chip | IdeaFeed | Big Think
Big Think. Home; Special Series; Topics; Experts; Blogs; Ideafeed. Follow us. Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; LinkedIn; Subscribe
Nations Of The World Collectively Kick Out Monsanto
France kicks Monsanto to the curb. Decides the health of its citizens is more important than the health of Monsanto's bottom line.
Framed: Short Film About a Photographer Shot Using an iPhone 4S
Framed is a beautiful and creative short film about a photographer taking pictures in the woods when he encounters something unexpected. Fre
Is Agriculture Sucking Fresh Water Dry? - ScienceNOW
Is Agriculture Sucking Fresh Water Dry? - ScienceNOW
HowStuffWorks "How does oil speculation raise gas prices?"
Oil speculation can raise gas prices in an unstable market, but how does this happen exactly? Find out why oil speculation can raise gas pri
CH Capsule Video: Printemps Holiday Windows by Karl Lagerfeld
Our interview with the creative mastermind behind Paris's most fantastic holiday installation
How much would Keystone pipeline help US consumers?
Politicians paint a rosy picture of lower gas prices and abundant supply, but Canadian firms behind the Keystone pipeline expect it to suppl
Raped by My Stepfather: A Survivor of Illegal Abortion On Why Safe, Lega...
This is one of a series of powerful stories from survivors of rape, you will find them all here. This week, Indiana GOP Senate candidate Ric
Dylan Ratigan's Expose of How the Big Banks Extract Money From America
With interesting graphics, our best friend in the media shows how the big banks take money out of America to use in games of speculation in
上空から福島第一原発周辺を撮影 New aerial view of Tepco Fukushima plant
i made a germanium of edits on it and voilá, here we go again: NHK shows first aerial footage of Fukushima plant An NHK helicopter has flown
Santorum’s provocative ideas on birth control, working women and more ge...
WASHINGTON — Most Americans don’t share Rick Santorum’s absolutist take on abortion. He’s out of step on women in combat. He questions the v