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Sophia, is that you? You left your Tumblr logged in, in your office in the corner of Z2501. Where are you?
Solar Flare Times
I found the times of solar flares significant enough to change particle poles. Oddly, there are two very soon, and then the next isn’t for centuries. I have to get some readings from these. Don, if you read this, I’ve borrowed your equipment to measure the flare on the 14th, at the location we determined. I’ll share my findings as soon as possible.
14/10/2012 at 1900 hours
15/10/2012 at 1900 hours.
Next predicted solar flare:
(approx. To 3 days)
Curved Space #twist #spun #jellybean #glitter #speaker #boombox #hubble (Taken with Instagram)
I’m a science-buff at heart. In college, I took 2 semesters of calculus, physics, and organic chemistry each. Admittedly, I skipped P-Chem (Physical Chemistry) after starting down the computer science path (and eventually becoming a Java programmer for IBM), but I still love and miss studying natural science. I find myself most fascinated by String Theory…and in particular “M-Theory”. It attempts to explain the essence of all time and matter, and defines our existence over 11 dimensions.
String theory is a developing theory in particle physics that attempts to concile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for the theory of everything (TOE), a manner of describing the known fundamental forces and matter in a mathematically complete system. The theory has yet to make testable experimental predictions, which a theory must do in order to be considered a part of science.
A picture representation of ‘m’ theory: the 11 dimension membrane that interconnects our entire universe- and our universe is only one of infinite membranes! Infinite Parallel Universes!
Documentary on M-Theory (Membrane Theory)
It’s really interesting stuff, this is part 1 out of 6.
This summer, particle astrophysicists from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, along with colleagues from France and Japan, studied a supernova remnant located about 3000 light years away and discovered what is best described as a particle collider in space.
Supernova remnants, giant clouds of dust and gas thrown off by a self-destructing star, are known to accelerate particles. They’re one source of the cosmic rays – in reality not rays, but super-accelerated charged particles like protons – that bombard Earth. But when the team analyzed several different observations of the supernova remnant SNR S147, including gamma-ray observations from the LAT instrument on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, they discovered something more than accelerating particles.
The researchers saw the accelerated particles smashing into a nearby obstacle, a molecular cloud of dense interstellar gas.
In their paper, the researchers report that the gamma rays from SNR S147 seem to come from the decay of neutral pions, which are produced by the high-energy collisions of two protons, just as sometimes happens at the Large Hadron Collider. In this case, accelerated protons from the supernova remnant collide with relatively slow hydrogen atoms (hydrogen consists of a single proton) in the molecular cloud. The gamma-ray emission is most intense where there are the most hydrogen atom targets.
Physicists cannot study these collisions up-close, as they do using several-story detectors built at collision points in the LHC. However, they can study their effects from afar. These results highlight how gamma-ray observations from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are continuing to provide valuable data for understanding particle astrophysics and the fundamental high-energy physics of our universe. (x)
A natural crossover point, perhaps?