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  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

    09/05/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/4/17 | Ian Sample
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way. If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever...
  • Female Commanders in SDF: We are close to the finale in Raqqa (Syria)

    05/27/2017 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 26 May 2017, 13:45 | Ehmed
    SDF Operation Room Spokesperson Ehmed and Eastern Front commander Kobanę said they are very close to the end in Raqqa and there is little left to wait until the finale. Female commanders in the SDF, conducting the Raqqa operation, spoke to the ANF on the latest developments in the region. Wrath of Euphrates Operation's SDF Operation Room Spokesperson Cihan Sheikh Ehmed and one of the commanders of the operation Klara Kobanę met with the ANF in Bedr village near Hamrat Nasra town, liberated following 3 days of clashes, and said they are drawing to a close and the good news...
  • Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19 (Asteroid 2014 JO25, Diameter = 2,000 feet)

    04/07/2017 1:13:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/6/17
    A relatively large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19 at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size. The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona -- a project of NASA's NEO Observations Program in collaboration with the University...
  • 100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

    02/06/2016 2:42:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Discovery ^ | 2/5/16 | Mike Wall
    An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren’t sure just how close. The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon — or stay up to 9 million miles (14.5 million km) away during the flyby, NASA officials said. “The variation in possible closest-approach distances is due...
  • IDF Sources: ISIS Accumulating Support Near Israel-Jordan Border

    03/29/2015 4:03:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/29/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    Islamic State has recently found a following among Bedouin tribes in southern Jordan, tens of kilometers away from the border with Israel, sources from the IDF's Southern Command claim, according to Walla! News. Sympathy for the terror organization, IDF sources fear, may spur terror cells to be established along the border, from where terrorists will infiltrate into Israel's Aravah region and carry out attacks. Concern is only amplified by the fact that there is no border fence between Jordan and Israel in that region, and the Aravah Division of the IDF, responsible for border security, suffers from low manpower.
  • Scientific, Economic Database of Over 600,000 Asteroids- Awesome Visualization Application

    10/27/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Asterank ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ian Webster
    I was prompted to post this asteroid database with over 600,000 asteroids that are plotted on this amazing visualization program in response to viewing sunkenciv's repost of the article originally posted February, 26, 2011 by LibWhacker. Record number of Near Earth asteroids discovered Urban Astronomer ^ | 2/26/11 | Allen Versfeld Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:59:15 PM by LibWhacker Reposted by Sunkenciv October 27, 2013 Free Republic:October 27, 2013:Record number of Near Earth Asteroids DiscoveredAsterank is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids. We've collected, computed, or inferred important data such as asteroid mass and composition...
  • Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

    04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper
    A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be...
  • Explosion near Santa Monica synagogue due to mechanical failure

    04/07/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    ABC News Los Angeles ^ | 6/7/11 | KABC
    SANTA MONICA (KABC) -- Police say an explosion near Santa Monica aynagogue was caused by some type of mechanical failure and not any type of bomb. Authorities from the Santa Monica and LAPD bomb squad remain at the scene. The blast was reported about 6:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of 18th Street, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
  • Record number of Near Earth asteroids discovered

    02/26/2011 1:59:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Urban Astronomer ^ | 2/26/11 | Allen Versfeld
    A new record was set on 29 January 2011 when the science team operating a new prototype telescope discovered not one Near-Earth Asteroid, not two, but nineteen in a single night! “This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the world’s most powerful telescope for this kind of study,” said Nick Kaiser, head of the Pan-STARRS project. One of the most difficult jobs astronomers have in outreach is encouraging spending in asteroid discovery programs, to give us sufficient warning of any potential asteroids that will collide with Earth, while avoiding the temptation to whip up false panic. The risk...
  • Stillpoint

    02/03/2010 4:06:49 AM PST · by Zaarenoc · 70 replies · 1,973+ views
    Keep your eyes on Leo Panetta.
  • Study Says Near Extinction Threatened People

    04/24/2008 2:05:33 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 143+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-24-2008 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Study says near extinction threatened people By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP WriterApril 24,2008 (AP) -- Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday. The report notes that a separate study by researchers at Stanford University estimated the number of early humans may have shrunk as low as 2,000 before numbers began to expand again in the early Stone Age. "This study illustrates the extraordinary power of genetics...
  • Warriors with mild to moderate injuries stay near the fight

    11/20/2007 3:56:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 153+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sabrina Foster
    11/20/2007 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Warriors wounded in war with mild to moderate injuries are being sent to the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group where they can be treated, recover and returned to duty. There are seven nurses on staff, which includes three intensive care unit nurses, who deal with a lot of different injuries or medical conditions on a daily basis. "Most of the patients that come here are aeromedically evacuated from up range," said Maj. Nancy Johnson," the 379th EMDG chief nurse. "We see a variety of injuries from improvised explosive devices, mortar blasts or bullet wounds, but...
  • Servicemembers Near and Far Participate in Army Ten-Miler

    10/09/2007 4:17:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2007 – Thousands of U.S. troops took to the streets of the nation’s capital and to makeshift routes laid out on military outposts around the world during the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 7. Army 1st Lt. Anthony R. Calingo finishes first in the Logistics Support Area Adder Ten-Miler in Iraq. Photo by Spc. Jamie Avila, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “This is the first 10-miler I’ve ever run,” Army Spc. Matthew Davis said after completing a “shadow” event at Logistics Support Area Adder, about 225 miles south of Baghdad. “It’s probably one of the...
  • Air strike near Ramadi kills terrorists

    09/06/2006 5:14:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 1,365+ views
    Watch Air Strike VideoDepartment of Defense photo. BAGHDAD -- An air strike near Ramadi on Saturday killed six terrorists who had fired mortars at civilians there. Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multi-National Force - Iraq senior spokesman, said that Coalition aircraft saw the terrorists loading a mortar tube into a white sedan near a known terrorist safe house.The Coalition aircraft continued to watch as the terrorists dug up munitions from a weapons cache and then fired four mortars at Iraqi civilians Saturday morning. The men then drove the vehicle to another secluded area. Coalition forces, determining that striking...
  • Ancient Gold Treasures Unearthed In Thracian Tomb Near Black Sea

    09/04/2006 3:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 670+ views
    Ancient gold treasures unearthed in Thracian tomb near Black Sea The Associated Press Published: September 4, 2006 SOFIA, Bulgaria A 2,200-year-old set of gold jewelry was unearthed from a Thracian burial mound on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the archaeologist who led the excavations said Monday. Daniela Agre said her team in late August found dozens of tiny jewelry pieces in the tomb of a woman, most likely a Thracian priestess, near the resort of Sinemorets, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southeast of the capital, Sofia. The discovery included two earrings, crafted like miniature chariots, as well as parts of gold...
  • Paparazzo Arrested for Hiding Near Daycare

    06/23/2006 11:36:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 605+ views ^ | 6 23 06 | associated press
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A paparazzo was arrested Thursday after he was discovered hiding in bushes outside a daycare center attended by Angelina Jolie's adopted son, authorities said. Photographer Clint Brewer, 25, was trying to take pictures of 4-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt, according to Cindy Guagenti, a publicist for Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt. Brewer was detained by security shortly before 11 a.m. and the property's owner made a citizen's arrest, said sheriff's Lt. Crystal Miranda. Deputies arrested Brewer on suspicion of trespassing and he was later released on $1,000 bail, officials said. Jolie, Pitt and their children returned to Malibu two...
  • Despite Ceasefire Talk, Five Kassams Explode in and Near Sderot (Video link)

    06/15/2006 3:37:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 15, '06 | Hillel Fendel
    After a day of near quiet, a wave of five Kassam rockets was launched at Israel from northern Gaza Thursday morning. An Arutz Sheva TV was on the scene - live. Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal called on the government to resign in light of its failure to protect the city's residents. Visiting MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) decried the fact that while Sderot residents are suffering the consequences of the last withdrawal, "Olmert is abroad, declaring that the next withdrawal is a fait accompli." An Arutz Sheva English TV crew was in Sderot filming a live shoot of the hunger...
  • Building near WTC entombs toxins, remains ('eyesore' presents problems, body parts no big deal)

    05/23/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Building near WTC entombs toxins, remainsBy AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago AP Photo: In this Sept. 30, 2001, file photo NEW YORK - While debates rage about why more buildings have not gone up at the World Trade Center site, there is one, shrouded in a web of black netting and full of trade center dust, that can't seem to come down. The vacant 41-story former Deutsche Bank AG building looms above ground zero, contaminated with toxic waste and still holding tiny body parts more than four years after the trade center collapsed onto it on Sept....
  • Water Treatment Plants Near Completion

    04/26/2006 11:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Cassandra Groce
    U.S. Army Maj. John Weibe inspects a water plant near the small Iraqi village of Sahfrah. The plant is 95 percent completed. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cassandra Groce Water Treatment Plants Near Completion The plants are part of a project entitled Rihad Village Water Projects that is responsible for the construction of the new purification systems. By U.S. Army Spc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HAWIJA, Iraq, April 26, 2006 — The cliché, “Don’t drink the water” could easily apply to some of Iraq’s water supply. Clean water is a necessity with the lack of a...
  • More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center

    04/06/2006 8:45:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1,219+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/06/06
    More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center1 hour, 32 minutes ago The Deutsche Bank building, center right, shrouded in black netting with a large American flag, is across from the World Trade Center site in New York in this May 30, 2002 file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK - Construction workers near the World Trade Center discovered 74 more bone fragments on a damaged skyscraper being prepared for demolition, the largest discovery of human remains since cleanup of the building began last fall, officials said. Investigators reviewing emergency calls from the morning of the terrorist attacks also identified eight...