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    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news..._coldeststars/


    Discovered: Stars as Cool as the Human Body

    August 24, 2011: Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered six "Y dwarfs"-- star-like bodies with temperatures as cool as the human body.
    This artist's conception illustrates what a "Y dwarf" might look like. Y dwarfs are the coldest star-like bodies known, with temperatures that can be even cooler than the human body. [more]

    Astronomers hunted these dark orbs for more than a decade without success. When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see. WISE's infrared vision allowed the telescope to finally spot the faint glow of a half dozen Y dwarfs relatively close to our sun, within a distance of about 40 light-years.
    "WISE scanned the entire sky for these and other objects, and was able to spot their feeble light with its highly sensitive infrared vision," says Jon Morse, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
    The Y's are the coldest members of the brown dwarf family. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as "failed" stars. They are too low in mass to fuse atoms at their cores and thus don't burn with the fires that keep stars like our sun shining steadily for billions of years. Instead, these objects cool and fade with time, until what little light they do emit is at infrared wavelengths. The atmospheres of brown dwarfs are similar to those of gas giant planets like Jupiter, but they are easier to observe because they are alone in space, away from the blinding light of a parent star.
    So far, WISE data have revealed 100 new brown dwarfs. Of these, six are classified as cool Y's. One of the Y dwarfs, called WISE 1828+2650, is the record holder for the coldest brown dwarf with an estimated atmospheric temperature cooler than room temperature, or less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).
    WISE 1828+2650, the coldest brown dwarf known so far, is denoted by a green dot in very center of this infrared image. The chilly star-like body isn't even as warm as a human body, at less than about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. [more]

    "The brown dwarfs we were turning up before this discovery were more like the temperature of your oven," says Davy Kirkpatrick, a WISE science team member at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. "With the discovery of Y dwarfs, we've moved out of the kitchen and into the cooler parts of the house."
    The Y dwarfs are in our sun's neighborhood, from approximately nine to 40 light-years away. The Y dwarf approximately nine light-years away, WISE 1541-2250, may become the seventh closest star system, bumping Ross 154 back to eighth. By comparison, the star closest to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is about four light-years away.


    "Finding brown dwarfs near our sun is like discovering there's a hidden house on your block that you didn't know about," says Michael Cushing, a WISE team member at JPL. "It's thrilling to me to know we've got neighbors out there yet to be discovered. With WISE, we may even find a brown dwarf closer to us than our closest known star."
    Once the WISE team identified brown dwarf candidates, they turned to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to narrow their list. To definitively confirm them, the WISE team used some of the most powerful telescopes and spectrometers on Earth to split apart the objects' light and look for telltale molecular signatures of water, methane and possibly ammonia. For the very coldest of the new Y dwarfs, the team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The Y dwarfs were identified based on a change in these spectral features compared to other brown dwarfs, indicating they have a lower atmospheric temperature.

    Credits:
    Davy Kirkpatrick of Caltech is lead author of a paper appearing in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, describing the 100 confirmed brown dwarfs. Michael Cushing, a WISE team member at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., is lead author of a paper describing the Y dwarfs in the Astrophysical Journal.
    JPL manages WISE for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The principal investigator is Edward Wright at UCLA. The WISE satellite was decommissioned in 2011 after completing its sky survey observations. The mission was selected under NASA's Explorers Program managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The science instrument was built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah, and the spacecraft by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colo. Science operations and data processing are at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology.

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    really good video, A look at the Craton Plate & Faultlines of the United States



    just the last 20 hours or so... crazyness!!


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    from the weather channel



    nasa satalites






    sun looks pretty quiet for the next day or so




    the amount of earthquakes in the last 24 hours is astonishing

    http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

    looking at the depth of every quake in the last day and a half... the deepest is 200km... except for Fiji, which is consistently over 500km deep. What does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soul controller View Post


    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news..._coldeststars/


    Discovered: Stars as Cool as the Human Body

    August 24, 2011: Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered six "Y dwarfs"-- star-like bodies with temperatures as cool as the human body.
    This artist's conception illustrates what a "Y dwarf" might look like. Y dwarfs are the coldest star-like bodies known, with temperatures that can be even cooler than the human body. [more]

    Astronomers hunted these dark orbs for more than a decade without success. When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see. WISE's infrared vision allowed the telescope to finally spot the faint glow of a half dozen Y dwarfs relatively close to our sun, within a distance of about 40 light-years.
    "WISE scanned the entire sky for these and other objects, and was able to spot their feeble light with its highly sensitive infrared vision," says Jon Morse, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
    The Y's are the coldest members of the brown dwarf family. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as "failed" stars. They are too low in mass to fuse atoms at their cores and thus don't burn with the fires that keep stars like our sun shining steadily for billions of years. Instead, these objects cool and fade with time, until what little light they do emit is at infrared wavelengths. The atmospheres of brown dwarfs are similar to those of gas giant planets like Jupiter, but they are easier to observe because they are alone in space, away from the blinding light of a parent star.
    So far, WISE data have revealed 100 new brown dwarfs. Of these, six are classified as cool Y's. One of the Y dwarfs, called WISE 1828+2650, is the record holder for the coldest brown dwarf with an estimated atmospheric temperature cooler than room temperature, or less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).
    WISE 1828+2650, the coldest brown dwarf known so far, is denoted by a green dot in very center of this infrared image. The chilly star-like body isn't even as warm as a human body, at less than about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. [more]

    "The brown dwarfs we were turning up before this discovery were more like the temperature of your oven," says Davy Kirkpatrick, a WISE science team member at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. "With the discovery of Y dwarfs, we've moved out of the kitchen and into the cooler parts of the house."
    The Y dwarfs are in our sun's neighborhood, from approximately nine to 40 light-years away. The Y dwarf approximately nine light-years away, WISE 1541-2250, may become the seventh closest star system, bumping Ross 154 back to eighth. By comparison, the star closest to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is about four light-years away.


    "Finding brown dwarfs near our sun is like discovering there's a hidden house on your block that you didn't know about," says Michael Cushing, a WISE team member at JPL. "It's thrilling to me to know we've got neighbors out there yet to be discovered. With WISE, we may even find a brown dwarf closer to us than our closest known star."
    Once the WISE team identified brown dwarf candidates, they turned to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to narrow their list. To definitively confirm them, the WISE team used some of the most powerful telescopes and spectrometers on Earth to split apart the objects' light and look for telltale molecular signatures of water, methane and possibly ammonia. For the very coldest of the new Y dwarfs, the team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The Y dwarfs were identified based on a change in these spectral features compared to other brown dwarfs, indicating they have a lower atmospheric temperature.

    Credits:
    Davy Kirkpatrick of Caltech is lead author of a paper appearing in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, describing the 100 confirmed brown dwarfs. Michael Cushing, a WISE team member at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., is lead author of a paper describing the Y dwarfs in the Astrophysical Journal.
    JPL manages WISE for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The principal investigator is Edward Wright at UCLA. The WISE satellite was decommissioned in 2011 after completing its sky survey observations. The mission was selected under NASA's Explorers Program managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The science instrument was built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah, and the spacecraft by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colo. Science operations and data processing are at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology.



    i dont go completely with this guy,, but he pretty much knows what he is on about.. about time nasa released this shit.. they sent IRAS out in 1982.. they(media) was announcing shit upto 1984,. then silence.. they(nasa,european space agency/russia/china/vatican!! have since sent up loads of infra red scopes/satalites..
    nice of nasa to finally release somthing.. even tho its most likley watered down shit,, while they keep the juicey shit..

    peace
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    source: http://aeronoticias.com.pe/noticiero/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar...
    "Residents of Cusco were astonished to see a fireball in the sky leaving a long trail of fire,"





    This next one is an asteroid from earlier in the year, also in South America.


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    Any graphs that depict the percentual increase in earthquakes this year in comparison to 1 and 10 years ago?

    Because I was looking into this (halfassed) the last couple of days and noticed that like 90% of eq's aren't even felt so, not to discredit you but it might just be that this rise is so noticeable to you because your earthquake news feed shows every earthquake, even the ones that are no where near capable of being noticed by people.

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    nah thats cool

    i dont mean the smaller ones i.e under 3M, even tho they have increased aswell
    but the we get atleast 4-5 above 4M daily.. thats the increase im looking at, ill dig somthing up.

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    From : http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/

    well.. the data is weird on their to sort.. you can browse that site yourself.. by year only contains us activity.. and usgs edits earthquake data too..lol

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ry_earthquakes


    http://www.moorlandschool.co.uk/eart...thquakefaq.htm

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/facts.php

    All these mainstream sites :S ahhh

    best is to keep track yourself.. the number of 6M + this year, is already way higher than last year

    ill dig more

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    looking through the usgs site.. their was 173 earthquakes worldwide above 6M in 2010




    what mainstream media dont mention bout march 9th.. feb last year in chile,, when both times the axis shifted.. that was was aligned with this elenin thing..
    if u want the jpl orbit diagram(nasa website) ill set the link..should be in the knowledge thread.. or earlier..

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    sick video.. watch hurricane irene get zapped by some sort of frequency weapon.. it slows down,,. changes direction (towards n.y) WTF

    check the links.. and/or check dutchsinse youtube channel



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    Someone has some explaining to do! Watch this video. Then please explain what the heck zapped Hurricane Irene the night of 8/25/2011.

    Here's the source. This will be removed after the hurricane, so this vid will be one record for future reference.
    http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mimic-tc/2011_09L/webManager/mainpage.html

    ALSo: It's really important to get familiar with Tropopause Report. It shows the winds in that affect weather and is where most of the Water Vapor lives. check out my previous vid.

    West side is weakened, however storm could increase in the warmer coastal waters it is now in. I'm just keeping a record and sharing it with you.

    Sources:

    Article:
    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Troposphere.htm

    University of Utah Animated Tropopause, check this often. You have to change the date each day. This link is set for today. Later, change the last two numbers to 18 for updated reading.
    http://weather.utah.edu/index.php?runcode=2011082606&t=gfs004&r=NA&am...

    Wundermap, NexRad and Satellite views
    http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

    Conus Water Vapor
    http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecwv.html

    24 Hour Water Vapor loop
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/sat_loop.php?image=wv&hours=24

    Nassau Weather
    http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/bahamas/nassau

    View frequently updated Citizen Videos, wind speed recordings, etc. ON NASSAU. Very Cool. MrSThayer Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/MrSThayer

    Intellicast, layover, Satellite tropic
    http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx






    Order given to Evacuate parts of N.Y

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    America experienced a record breaking heatwave this summer, a record breaking hurricane is an expected result.

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    It's our collective Karma coming to bite us. You reap what you've sowed. Can't harm the planet with Greed, Anger and Ignorance all this time without Karmic retributions.

    By calling it natural means it happens at random without a clear cause.

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    Heatwave?? i just remember storm followed by flood, followed by storm, followed by flood.


    I thought this next story was going to be on Beaugalouise (sp) going supernove.. but its a next star.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...fortnight.html


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