In internet on July 28, 2013 at 12:32
Imagine the Internet being projected as a Galaxy.
How would it like?
This has been done.
Have a look.
he Internet Map is the brainchild of Ruslan Enikeev. MailOnline‘s position in the web solar system is circled.
Ruslan Enikeev’s fascinating website, colour codes websites from more than 196 countries with the hundreds of thousands of different sized dots intricately mapped out to precision.
map of the internet shows the world’s most read websites. The bigger the circle of a website is, the more traffic it gets
Traffic: Users can click on each website represented to find out more about its traffic
The map features all manner of websites, from news sites like the MailOnline, entertainment sites and a vast array of shopping websites.
But while sites, or planets, are not grouped according to their subject manner, they are not merely mapped out in a random mess.
In Astrophysics, images on May 17, 2013 at 16:58
Nothing to comment excepting it is fun.
Cat’s Space Jump. This gif of the infamous internet cat jump mashed together with Felix Baumgartner’s space jump is why the internet was created Created by Reddit’s CharlieDarwin2
Crying in space
In Astrophysics, images, Universe on March 23, 2013 at 20:02
Cosmic Dawn, Looks Like Vishnu’s Conch
From Hubble Telescope.
COSMIC DAWN IN A NUTSHELL
Cosmologists have shown that the Universe began in a hot, dense, and featureless state about 13.7 billion years ago. The Universe we observe today, however, is rich with structures such as galaxies, the product of billions of years of expansion, cooling, and gravity.
The era between 380,000 and 100 million years after “the Big Bang” is called the cosmic dark ages; a time before the first stars formed to light up the Universe. Between 100 million to 1 billion years after the Big Bang, primordial gas collapsed gravitationally into galaxies, where it cooled and compressed enough to form the first stars, ending the dark ages. Light from these first galaxies ripped apart (“re-ionized”) and heated hydrogen atoms in the inter-galactic gas that filled the Universe. This “feedback” impacted future galaxy and star formation and left observable imprints which astronomers are just now beginning to detect. Understanding this epoch of reionization and first light is a key goal in Cosmology and Astrophysics.
Credit: H. Ford (JHU/STScI), the Faint Object Spectrograph IDT, and NASA
Image Credit: European Space Agency & NASA Acknowledgment: E. Olszewski (University of Arizona)
In Astrophysics, images, videos on December 22, 2012 at 08:27
Phenomenon that is causing awe and least understood is Black Hole.
It is said to be so dense that it does not allow even the light rays to escape and its presence is inferred.
They swallow matter.
A rare photo of Black hole destroying matter is captured.
Here they are:
A Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A
Artist’s illustraton of the disk around a giant black hole. Image credit: A. Hobart, CXC
Probable Black Hole Destroys Star, Puttenham & NASA’s Artists Compar
Cosmic Journeys : The Largest Black Holes in the Universe
Black holes may be the most ironic objects in the Universe. They are objects with gravity so fierce that if you venture too close, literally no force in the Universe can prevent you from falling in. Not even light can escape, which is why we call them what we do.
Yet they also power the brightest objects in the Universe. As matter falls in, it forms a diskjust outside the black hole that gets infernally hot, blasting out radiation bright enough that it can be seen across the Universe. Not only that, due to forces in the disk like friction and magnetism ramped up to mind-numbing intensities, this disk can focus and blast out two incredibly powerful beams of matter and energy which scream out into space, forming structures both vast and beautiful … like the ones seen in the galaxy Hercules A:
In the heart of the galaxy Hercules A is a monster black hole: It’s about 600 times as massive as the black hole in the center of our Milky Way, making it about 2.5 billion times the Sun’s mass. It’s one of the largest known black holes in the Universe, so big we call it “supermassive.”
And it’s hungry. Material is actively funneling down into the maw of that beast, forming a huge disk and blasting out those jets of material you can see in the picture (which is a combination of visible light seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and radio waves—colored pink in the image—detected by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array). Focused tightly, those jets march across space at ridiculously high speed, slamming into material around them. Eventually they lose enough energy that they slow and puff outward, forming those twin lobes. When this happens, the material emits light in the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The lobes of Herc A make it one of the brightest sources of radio waves in the entire sky.