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Belching Black Hole Proves a Biggie: First Known ‘Middleweight’ Black Hole


July 10, 2012

  • ScienceDaily (July 9, 2012) — Observations with CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array have confirmed that astronomers have found the first known “middleweight” black hole.

Galaxy ESO 243-49, about 300 million light-years away, is home to the newly found black hole. An arrow shows the location of the black hole HLX-1 in the galaxy ESO 243-49. (Credit: NASA, ESA and S. Farrell (U. Sydney))
 

Outbursts of super-hot gas observed with a CSIRO radio telescope have clinched the identity of the first known “middleweight” black hole, Science Express reports.

Called HLX-1 (“hyper-luminous X-ray source 1”), the black hole lies in a galaxy called ESO 243-49, about 300 million light-years away.

Before it was found, astronomers had good evidence for only supermassive black holes — ones a million to a billion times the mass of the Sun — and “stellar mass” ones, three to thirty times the mass of the Sun.

“This is the first object that we’re really sure is an intermediate-mass black hole,” said Dr Sean Farrell, an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney and a member of the research team, which included astronomers from France, Australia, the UK and the USA.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120709102720.htm

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Meteor plunges into ocean lighting up Perth sky


July 2, 2012
 
Fire in the skyMETEORIC SNAP: A photo of the meteor over Cottesloe taken by PerthNow reader Gavin Trought just before sunset. Source: PerthNow
 
Meteor in Perth skyAMAZING VIEWS: This picture was posted to Twitter by Pip Moir. She wrote ” Very bizarre. View from cott. Looks like fire. What is that?!?” Source: PerthNow

THIS fiery streak in the sky amazed Perth beachgoers at sunset as a suspected meteor plunged into the ocean off the WA coast.

PerthNow reader Gavin Trought snapped the ‘fire in the sky’ as it appeared over Cottesloe just before sunset on Friday, with remnants of the phenomenon still visible in the sky this afternoon.

“The weird streak in the sky as seen from Cottesloe last night. I noticed it just before sunset,” he told us.

Perth journalist Pip Moir also posted the photo she took at Cottesloe Beach to Twitter shortly after 6pm as puzzled onlookers debated what caused the colourful phenomena.

Read more : http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/top-stories/meteor-plunges-into-ocean-lighting-up-perth-sky/story-e6frg12l-1226413309565

Australia: Parents Growing a Single Marijuana Plant Could Be Jailed for 12 Months


Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:56

‘Parents could be jailed for 12 months and have their children put in state care for growing just one marijuana plant in Western Australia under arguably the nation’s toughest drug laws.

Amendments to WA’s Misuse of Drugs Act passed on Friday mean people convicted of cultivating a single cannabis plant or processing the drug where a child has suffered harm face a 12-month mandatory prison term.

Those convicted of a second drug offence where they were growing just one plant or processing it – hanging it to dry or rolling a joint – face a mandatory jail term of six months if it is proved they endangered a child’s health by exposing them to the activity.’

Read more: Australia: Parents Growing a Single Marijuana Plant Could Be Jailed for 12 Months

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

Australia Implements Carbon Tax Scam


Monday, 11 July 2011 11:06

‘Australia unveiled plans to hit its worst polluters with a carbon tax in the nation’s most sweeping economic reform in decades, smoothing the way for the largest emissions-trade scheme outside Europe with tax cuts for voters and sweeteners for industry.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said today 500 companies including steel and aluminium manufacturers would pay a A$23 ($24.70) per tonne carbon tax from next year, rising by 2.5 percent a year, moving to a market-based trading scheme in 2015.

“Australians want to do the right thing by the environment,” said Gillard, whose country is the rich world’s worst per-capita greenhouse gas emitter due to a heavy reliance on ageing coal-fired power stations for electricity.’

Read more: Australia Implements Carbon Tax Scam

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Australian Green Party Leader Admits Global Warming is Really All About World Government


Sunday, 03 July 2011 10:01

‘Australian Green leader, Senator Bob Brown, recently unveiled his hope for a “world parliament.” Corporate commentators and spineless journalists proclaim the idea of a world parliament is something now to be treated seriously, not laughed at. Authors and researchers discussing long laid out plans for world parliament and critical of the movement, consistently having been right on the money, have been laughed at for so long and called derogatory terms. Now we are to stop laughing and take it serious, for the time of world government is nigh.

Senator Brown believes we are inevitably moving toward a world community or “global, uh, parliamentary…governance” while deriding conspiracy talk. One will notice how all politicians who make public mention of this agenda always stutter before they proclaim “global, uh, governance.” On a personal note, I was given similar treatment. In university, one of my professors (a psychologist) had summoned my classmate and me for coffee. Strange, but we realized he had been secretly evaluating our sanity due to the matters we were discussing in class.’

Sunday, 03 July 2011 10:01

‘Australian Green leader, Senator Bob Brown, recently unveiled his hope for a “world parliament.” Corporate commentators and spineless journalists proclaim the idea of a world parliament is something now to be treated seriously, not laughed at. Authors and researchers discussing long laid out plans for world parliament and critical of the movement, consistently having been right on the money, have been laughed at for so long and called derogatory terms. Now we are to stop laughing and take it serious, for the time of world government is nigh.

Senator Brown believes we are inevitably moving toward a world community or “global, uh, parliamentary…governance” while deriding conspiracy talk. One will notice how all politicians who make public mention of this agenda always stutter before they proclaim “global, uh, governance.” On a personal note, I was given similar treatment. In university, one of my professors (a psychologist) had summoned my classmate and me for coffee. Strange, but we realized he had been secretly evaluating our sanity due to the matters we were discussing in class.’

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/

Read more: Australian Green Party Leader Admits Global Warming is Really All About World Government