Astronomers Set a New Galaxy Distance Record

Astronomers continue to peer toward the beginning of time as observations confirmed the most distant galaxy currently measured. Using the combined data from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes along with the Keck Observatory, a team of astronomers led by Yale and U. of California found a luminous galaxy that appears to be only 100 million years old. The galaxy is so far away that the light we receive left the galaxy over 13 billion years ago, and it is just arriving now.


The signs as murderers

*this is just for fun so don’t take it too seriously. I realize that most of you are probably not murderers*

Aries: Non-meditated murder. They would initiate some sort of a fight not meaning to KILL, but accidents can happen when fury gets the best of you. 80% chance of being caught. They would avoid the questions during interrogations and just insult the detectives, but the evidence against them would be pretty obvious.

Taurus: Serial killer. Prefer strangulation; maybe with their bare hands if it’s personal. They would plan ahead, being very patient. Mainly learning their victims routine to ensure they aren’t seen by anyone else during the act. If they are caught, they will never, I repeat, N-E-V-E-R confess. They can literally sit there for days without giving up.

Gemini: Weapon of choice is a gun. They would kill people they didn’t like even if they had done the smallest thing like cut them off on the highway. living by the “Don’t piss me off or I will actually kill you when no one’s looking.” rule. Very smart psychopath. They can and will literally talk their way out of everything. Even if the cops don’t believe them, they’ve got a few tricks up their sleeves.

Cancer: Serial killer. Stalks their prey months in advance; learns their routines. Grows an attachment to the person/people. Madly obsessed with their target whether it be in a romantic way or simply craving a friendship. Originally had a great plan, but when it get down to the dirty work it’s a little sloppy. 70% of being caught.

Leo: Serial killer. Lures their victims in with their charm. Very bold; they kill in public spots. 50/50 chance of being caught. They would think wisely and hire a boss ass lawyer, but since they were so bold and outright with their murders, they would still be convicted. But its all cool, prison is a pretty fun time for them. They rule that fucking place.

Virgo: Crime of passion. (one time killer) It was in the moment and they didn’t exactly plan on it happening, but they sure don’t regret it. Meticulously covering their tracks every way possible. No one ever so much as suspects them.

Libra: Serial killer. Would think of a great ploy to get their victims lured into their trap. Easily gets out of trouble if they were suspected. Airtight alibi planned beforehand.

Scorpio: Sadist. They’re quite torturous. They enjoy watching their victims suffer. Scariest kind of killer out there. 30% of being caught. But even then, good luck finding them.

Sagittarius: Kidnaps random people in public for the thrill of it and then takes them to an isolated second location. Might experiment with methods of killing. Very bold, very risky, very dangerous. Would hightail it out of the country if they felt like someone was catching on.

Capricorn: Most likely a normal person who just snapped one day. Serious regret at first, but has a mental breakdown and keeps at it. More of a revenge killer. Would most likely turn themselves in after some self realizations. Most likely would be scared of the person they’ve become.

Aquarius: Would be the leader of some weird murder cult. They could easily talk people into joining. Their murders would be more like rituals with victims they’ve labeled as bad people. Very powerful.

Pisces: Insanity. They would develop some weird MO like putting clown makeup on their victims or drawing butterflies on their neck. Their murders are by far the most absurd. Crazy shit. 90% chance of being caught (they’re not really worried about being caught. They are in their own hallucination of a world), but serve no jail time; they instead are sent to a mental facility.

Gravitational distortions caused by a Black Hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Nine Facts about Black Holes

1. The gravitational pull of a Black Hole can greatly slow down Time itself, according to Relativity. If you could take a spaceship to a Black Hole, Orbit around it for awhile, and then fly back to Earth, you would have successfully traveled to the Future.

2. Some equations suggest that every Black Hole contains a Universe - which would mean our Universe is inside a Black Hole right now.

3. While Black Holes are most definitely Real, they have theoretical opposites called White Holes, which would endlessly spew Matter into the Universe. They were thought to be purely hypothetical, but an unusual Gamma Ray burst observed in 2006 is turning out to be a potential candidate for a real-life White Hole.

4. Supermassive Black Holes likely exist at the Centers of most Galaxies. And since Galaxies sometimes collide, that means Black Holes do too, and when that happens, it’s thought that one Black Hole ‘kicks’ the other out of the Galaxy.

5. Black Holes are Black because their Gravity is so strong that not even Light can escape. But they do emit Radiation, usually called Hawking Radiation, after Stephen Hawking, who first theorized its Existence.

6. The Milky Way has a Supermassive Black Hole in its Center, and it seems to have exploded about 2 million years ago in an event known as a Seyfert Flare. The Radiation from the Black Hole would have been 100 million times more powerful than it is now; the Explosion may have even been visible from Earth.

7. Black Holes can emit Material at nearly the Speed of Light. Using an array of radio Telescopes, a team of scientists looked at a Galaxy 1.5 billion light-years from Earth and found a Black Hole doing just that. The jet is so Powerful that it’s blowing Gas right out of the Galaxy.

8. Black Holes are the densest Objects in Existence. If you made a Black Hole with the Mass of the entire Earth, the Black Hole would be 9 millimeters across.

9. Black Holes can form when Stars collapse in on themselves after Death. They keep growing by eating the Dust and Gas around them. No one’s really sure how the biggest ones, called Supermassive Black Holes, are born.

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.

EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, but this most recent research pinpointed the galaxy’s exact location using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Keck’s new MOSFIRE (Multi-Object Spectrograph for Infrared Exploration) instrument allows researchers to study the light shifts from several galaxies at one time, giving a clearer indication of just how far the galaxies sit.

The light shifts of EGS-zs8-1 indicate that it’s barely younger than the Big Bang, which is thought to have occurred 13.8 billion years ago. If the measurements from Keck are correct, then this galaxy formed just 670 million years after that cataclysmic birth. In the timescale of the universe, our dimension was in its infancy.

Since the light from this galaxy takes 13.1 billion years to travel to our puny eyes, we’re actually seeing back in time, to when this star cluster first formed. And at such a young age, EGS-zs8-1 was already a massive galaxy to behold. “While we saw the galaxy as it was 13 billion years ago, it had already built more than 15 percent of the mass of our own Milky Way today,” Pascal Oesch, lead author of the study, said in a statement. “But it had only 670 million years to do so. The universe was still very young then.”

Perhaps in EGS-zs8-1, on a remote desert planet orbiting two suns, a young padawan is contemplating his destiny.

Annibal Barlet - Chart of Cosmic Elements,  “Le Vray et Methodique Cours de la Physique Resolutive Vulgairement dite Chymie” (”The True and Methodical Course in Resolutive Physick, Commonly called Chemistry”), 1657.

Annibal Barlet proposed a number of Cosmological arguments that included Elements of Alchemy and Astrology. This is the sixth example, bringing together his previous five Cosmic arguments and joining them with the Animal, Vegetable, Mineral and Metal ‘Kingdoms’ to form a Cosmic model of the World.