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To all my followers & visitors -

I know I haven’t been posting anything during the last couple of months and I apologize for that ): I have been and still am very busy with a family project that is taking all my time at the moment, it is extremely satisfying seeing the progress ((: You see, we are actually following our dream!

Right now I am creating a webpage where everything and every step we make will be documented as this project is groundbreaking in Norway - it is important not only to us but to all other scandinavian (and norwegians in particular) who carries their own dream of living in an Earthship. Yes, we want to built one but the road to completion is long and most likely is going to be painful cause of the many norwegian regulations and laws.

But we surely will try!

In April we are going to Stockholm, Sweden joining the Earthship workshop lead by Michael Reynolds - we are utterly stoked and excited for this weekend. We have so many questions and we feel like a sponge taking in all the information that is out there.

Michael Reynolds has just got himself his very own tumblr -
follow him and give him a warm Tumblr-welcoming ((:

And if you are unfamiliar with Earthship Biotecture,
please feel free to google it or simply visit their website (:


 Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy 

A massive black hole is likely being ejected from its host galaxy according to new data from Chandra and other telescopes.
This galaxy is called CID-42 and is located about 4 billion light years from Earth.
Data from Chandra’s High Resolution Camera pinpoints where the X-rays are coming from - an important clue.
A simulation is available to show what astronomers think is happening in this extraordinary galaxy.


The galaxy at the center of this image contains an X-ray source, CID-42, with exceptional properties. After combining data from several telescopes - including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory - researchers think that CID-42 contains a massive black hole being ejected from its host galaxy at several million miles per hour.
The main panel is a wide-field image of CID-42 and its surroundings taken by the Canada-French-Hawaii Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope in optical light. The galaxy is located nearly 4 billion light years from Earth. The outlined box on the main panel represents the more localized view of CID-42 that is shown in the three separate boxes on the right-hand side of the graphic. At the top is an image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The X-ray emission is concentrated in a single source, corresponding to one of the two sources seen in deep observations by Hubble, which is shown in the middle inset box. The bottom inset shows how the X-rays align with the optical data in the two insets above.
The precise location of this source was recently obtained using Chandra’s High Resolution Camera, giving an important clue in telling astronomers what is happening within this galaxy. Previous Chandra observations had detected a bright X-ray source likely caused by super-heated material around one or more supermassive black holes. However, they could not distinguish if the X-rays came from one or both of the optical sources because Chandra was not pointed directly at CID-42, giving an X-ray source that was less sharp than usual.
The new data help to clarify the situation. Researchers think that CID-42 is the byproduct of two galaxies that have collided, producing the distinctive tail seen in the upper part of the optical image inset. A simulation by co-author Laura Blecha shows more details of how this spectacular event was thought to unfold.
When this galaxy collision occurred, the supermassive black holes in the center of each galaxy also collided. The two black holes then merged to form a single black hole, that recoiled from gravitational waves produced by the collision, giving the newly merged black hole a sufficiently large kick for it to eventually escape from the galaxy. In this scenario, the source with the X-rays is the black hole being ejected from the galaxy. The other optical source is thought to be the bright star cluster that was left behind at the center of the galaxy.
With the higher resolution Chandra data a new feature was discovered in CID-42, a small extension to the lower right of the source. This could be a jet from the black hole or stars forming near it.
There are two other possible, but less likely, explanations for the optical data detected in CID-42. Both would involve the presence of a second supermassive black hole in CID-42, requiring X-ray emission from a second source to be heavily obscured.
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Giant Black Hole Kicked Out of Home Galaxy

    • A massive black hole is likely being ejected from its host galaxy according to new data from Chandra and other telescopes.

    • This galaxy is called CID-42 and is located about 4 billion light years from Earth.

    • Data from Chandra’s High Resolution Camera pinpoints where the X-rays are coming from - an important clue.

  • A simulation is available to show what astronomers think is happening in this extraordinary galaxy.

The galaxy at the center of this image contains an X-ray source, CID-42, with exceptional properties. After combining data from several telescopes - including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory - researchers think that CID-42 contains a massive black hole being ejected from its host galaxy at several million miles per hour.

The main panel is a wide-field image of CID-42 and its surroundings taken by the Canada-French-Hawaii Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope in optical light. The galaxy is located nearly 4 billion light years from Earth. The outlined box on the main panel represents the more localized view of CID-42 that is shown in the three separate boxes on the right-hand side of the graphic. At the top is an image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The X-ray emission is concentrated in a single source, corresponding to one of the two sources seen in deep observations by Hubble, which is shown in the middle inset box. The bottom inset shows how the X-rays align with the optical data in the two insets above.

The precise location of this source was recently obtained using Chandra’s High Resolution Camera, giving an important clue in telling astronomers what is happening within this galaxy. Previous Chandra observations had detected a bright X-ray source likely caused by super-heated material around one or more supermassive black holes. However, they could not distinguish if the X-rays came from one or both of the optical sources because Chandra was not pointed directly at CID-42, giving an X-ray source that was less sharp than usual.

The new data help to clarify the situation. Researchers think that CID-42 is the byproduct of two galaxies that have collided, producing the distinctive tail seen in the upper part of the optical image inset. A simulation by co-author Laura Blecha shows more details of how this spectacular event was thought to unfold.

When this galaxy collision occurred, the supermassive black holes in the center of each galaxy also collided. The two black holes then merged to form a single black hole, that recoiled from gravitational waves produced by the collision, giving the newly merged black hole a sufficiently large kick for it to eventually escape from the galaxy. In this scenario, the source with the X-rays is the black hole being ejected from the galaxy. The other optical source is thought to be the bright star cluster that was left behind at the center of the galaxy.

With the higher resolution Chandra data a new feature was discovered in CID-42, a small extension to the lower right of the source. This could be a jet from the black hole or stars forming near it.

There are two other possible, but less likely, explanations for the optical data detected in CID-42. Both would involve the presence of a second supermassive black hole in CID-42, requiring X-ray emission from a second source to be heavily obscured.

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Venus has “touched” the Sun. People in North America should now be able to see Venus through their safe solar telescopes. Credit: NASA SDO

Venus has “touched” the Sun. People in North America should now be able to see Venus through their safe solar telescopes.

Credit: NASA SDO

How to safely observe the Venus Transit ~ DIY

No one reading this will still be alive the next time Venus crosses the sun in 2117. That makes today special. On June 5th at 3:09 pm PDT, the second planet begins its historic 7-hour transit of the solar disk. Below follows instructions on how to observe the Venus passage safely (:

If you’re thinking of viewing the Sun, your first concern should always be eye safety. Serious eye damage can result from even a brief glimpse of our star — Galileo looked at the Sun through a telescope 400 years ago and suffered permanent eye damage. If it happened to Galileo, it can happen to you!

One safe way to observe sunspots or eclipses is to project an image of the Sun through a telescope or binoculars onto a white screen — paper plates, walls and sidewalks all work nicely. If you’re using a telescope, be sure that any small finder telescope is capped. If you’re using binoculars, keep the cover on one of the two tubes. Never look through a telescope or binoculars to point them at the Sun — partial or total blindness will almost surely result.

On the screen you should see a bright circle of light. This is the disc of the Sun. Adjust the distance between the screen and the telescope until the disk is about the size of a small paper plate. The image will probably be blurred; focus your telescope until the circle becomes sharp. Using this method you can see considerable detail in and around sunspot groups.

Tom Hanson of Murray, Utah, suggests this variation on the binocular projection technique: darken the room and add a mirror. “When I look at sunspots I use binoculars, but instead of putting a piece of paper under the binoculars, I put a mirror under it and project the image on a wall,” says Tom. “The image of the sun is not as bright, but the diameter of the sun’s image is about 6 feet depending on the distance from the mirror to the wall.”

He continues: “I also close the blinds in my house except for an opening for the binoculars to pick up light. This way the darkened room allows for much more detail to show. The smaller spots and minor details can also be seen with excellent detail.”

Pinhole projectors and certain types of solar filters can also afford a safe view of the Sun. Pinhole projectors usually produce a small and unsatisfying image, but they are better than nothing if you don’t have a telescope or binoculars.

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You want change?
Be change.

You want change?

Be change.

Yet another reason why you should go eco-friendly.Top right is margarine, left hand side is reduced fat margarine and bottom right is natural butter. Google oil palm tree damages.

Yet another reason why you should go eco-friendly.
Top right is margarine, left hand side is reduced fat margarine and bottom right is natural butter. Google oil palm tree damages.

todays brainfart;i wish people would wake the fukk up and REALIZE that we’re living in a unsustainable system .. we’re fukking up our only home. massive thanks to our governments .. Google; Greece TEM what exactly do you think would happen if every little single being in YOUR country went to the bank and pulled out all their money at the exact same time ..? THAT MUCH PHYSICAL MONEY DOES NOT EXIST! i wish people actually would do just that, pull out all of your money .. destroy the capitalistic banking empire and the industrial imperialism which IS actually destroying our planet .. go tem, go green, go eco. how i wish you would dare to risk this, just for a minute going outside of your comfort zone, standing proud. Our mind is constantly occupied with misleading life paths, dumbing down the infinite, beautiful human spirit with unimportant knowledge, poisoning the soul, forgetting our true path, our true divinity. You may say we are truly raping ourself. i wonder, what are you willing to risk to get a sense of meaning back into your life?

todays brainfart;
i wish people would wake the fukk up and REALIZE that we’re living in a
unsustainable system .. we’re fukking up our only home. massive thanks to our governments .. Google; Greece TEM what exactly do you think would happen if every little single being in YOUR country went to the bank and pulled out all their money at the exact same time ..? THAT MUCH PHYSICAL MONEY DOES NOT EXIST! i wish people actually would do just that, pull out all of your money .. destroy the capitalistic banking empire and the industrial imperialism which IS actually destroying our planet .. go tem, go green, go eco. how i wish you would dare to risk this, just for a minute going outside of your comfort zone, standing proud. Our mind is constantly occupied with misleading life paths, dumbing down the infinite, beautiful human spirit with unimportant knowledge, poisoning the soul, forgetting our true path, our true divinity. You may say we are truly raping ourself. i wonder, what are you willing to risk to get a sense of meaning back into your life?

buddhistwitchery:

travelerschecks:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

This is sad. :(

buddhistwitchery:

travelerschecks:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

This is sad. :(

#Venus - #Jupiter Conjunction

Marek Nikodem from Szubin, Poland ~ March 12th, 2012;
Nikon D 700/ Nikkor 24-70, exp. 10-20 sec, f - 2.8, iso 1000


Laurent Laveder from Pluguffan, Brittany, France ~ March 12th, 2012;
Canon 5D Mark II + Sigma 50 f/1.4 stop down to 2.0 on a tripod. 6 s at 1600 ISO


Mitchell Krog from Magaliesburg, South Africa ~ March 12th, 2012;
No specs given

Copyright to the honorable mentioned.

Incoming X-5 #Solarflare

Look at her beauty (:
Stunning!

http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

— i welcome change —