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#BREAKING: Amazon chooses New York City, Northern Virginia for 2nd headquarters: Report http://nbcbay.com/zRKAxVv
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We're getting at least one more #Marvel cameo from #StanLee. #Avengers4
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13 Best Android Apps of 2018

Fill up your phone or tablet with the best Android apps around now with 13 to pick from!

https://todaysintech.com/the-best-android-apps-of-2018/
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Not all planets orbit stars. There are some objects, known as rogue planets, that for some reason manage to escape the gravitational chains of their parent star and float freely around the galaxy. They are not easy to find, but thanks to a different approach, researchers have discovered two new ones.

The technique is known as gravitational microlensing and was made possible by the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE). This survey has been going on for over two decades and is designed to detect the subtle variations in light from background stars as massive objects pass in front of them. The gravity of a planet-sized object can bend the light slightly for a few days but with the new objects, the effect was seen for less than half a day.

The team spotted the first object, OGLE-2017-BLG-0560, on April 16, 2017, and it was confirmed by three other observatories. The distance of the object is not known and that leads to some uncertainty about its mass, which could be anywhere between a few and 20 times the mass of Jupiter.

The discovery of this object, which had a very short microlensing signal, suggested that maybe similar events have been missed in previous analyses. The team discovered OGLE-2012-BLG-1323, an overlooked signal from August 2012. The rogue planet in question could have been as small as the Earth if it’s located in the nearby galactic disk, or as big as Neptune, if it’s further out in the galactic bulge.

As far as the researchers can tell, the planets are truly free-floating. If they are orbiting a star, they must be far away from it and it has to be quite small. Otherwise, the team would see the effects of the star. The research paper has been submitted for publication and it is now available on research repository arXiv.

In the paper, the team suggests that although only a few events like these are known, there could be a large population of small rogue planets. Otherwise, it would be quite a coincidence to have seen several of these events. They even think that there could be more Earth-mass rogue planets than stars in the Milky Way.

Several planetary system models have predicted that most rogue planets should be Earth or Super-Earth-sized, escaping the gravitational pull of their star more easily than gas giants. The Solar System might even have kicked some planets out. A gas giant could have been ejected by Jupiter billions of years ago.

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Luckily, you can help reduce your risk of the disease by cutting certain foods out of your diet. This article reveals the 7 worst foods for your brain.

http://www.howfitness.info/7-worst-foods-for-your-brain/
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Top 10 Massive Things in the Universe

With technology rapidly advancing, astronomers are finding more and more objects in the universe. Here are 10 biggest things in the universe.

https://rxscience.org/top-10-massive-things-in-the-universe/
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In this cinematic universe, you never know who’s going to pop up next. For this list, we’re taking a look at unlikely actors and characters who made appearances in the MCU in ways that had us all cheering ... 9 out of 10

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A blue wave? Not quite. But the results in the first nationwide election of the Trump presidency still boosted the Democrats.
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Behind the Scenes // MYD photo shoot

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Humorous Planet Earth Parody About the Feeding Habits of the White Ibis Known as a 'Bin Chicken'
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NIS America has announced today that the unique The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince will be heading to the west early next year. The company provided an exact date regarding when players can get their hands on the Nintendo Switch game and it is the…
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The Republican Denial of Trump’s Racism Is Absurd https://nym.ag/2DAZ7tZ
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Good Morning Everyone! :)
Welcome to Tuesday. Have some peace with this amazing waterfall video
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👽☀️🎶 This is amazing ! Check out the video of this within the post! ~ J . J 🎶Mars is a pretty quiet place. No birds to sing, not even the sounds of trees swaying in the wind. The few noises that are produced by rockfalls or air movements wouldn’t carry well in the minimal atmosphere. Nevertheless, scientists have whimsically created the sounds of a Martian morning by converting a photograph of a sunrise on Mars taken by the Opportunity rover into tones, and the result is surprisingly musical and pleasant.

Any digital information can be turned into sound through a process known as data sonification. Dr Domenico Vicinanza of Anglia Ruskin University and Dr Genevieve Williams of the University of Exeter applied this to Opportunity’s photograph of the 5,000th sunrise since the craft landed on the Red Planet. Each pixel becomes a sound, with the loudness and pitch reflecting the brightness and color.

Images taken on Earth could get the same treatment, but many would produce an unholy racket, with clouds and vegetation producing something too complex to be aesthetically pleasing. On Mars, however, the dark skies create a quiet harmony that slowly builds as the step from pixel to pixel approaches the Sun.

The process is a sort of artificial synaesthesia, where people experience one form of sensory input as linked to another. This, however, reverses the most common form of synaesthesia where sounds, letters, or numbers are experienced as colors. 

Williams and Vicinanza are debuting their composition at the NASA booth at the Supercomputing SC18 Conference in Dallas, Texas. Attendees of the conference will get to have the full Martian experience both through high-quality speakers and vibrational transducers, which will allow attendees to truly feel the sunrise in their bones.

For those not willing to go quite that far, the video (within post) offers a taste.

 “Image sonification is a really flexible technique to explore science and it can be used in several domains, from studying certain characteristics of planet surfaces and atmospheres, to analysing weather changes or detecting volcanic eruptions,” said Dr Vicinanza in a statement. 

It seems great minds are thinking alike, with a forthcoming paper in the Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (preprint on arXiv) on the conversion of stars’ light curves into music. As their name suggests, variable stars change in brightness significantly over time. Some of these, known as Cepheid variable stars, have a period that directly relates to their intrinsic brightness, making the length of their cycle vitally important information in the quest to establish the distances to nearby galaxies.

Douglas Adams’ original Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency described a fruitless quest to turn the movements of nature into melodious sounds. It seems the answer lies elsewhere in the galaxy.


Steven Luntz
9 November 2018
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Magnesium is essential for over 300 different biochemical reactions in the body!
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Black Friday is fast approaching as it is this Friday the 16th of November. Amazon UK has outlined some of the deals which will be available for shipping on the day and they include a Nintendo Switch system with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu or Eevee and a…
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Pete Davidson spotted dancing to Ariana Grande song https://nyp.st/2DAGPJf
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