Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_img(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, “truly surprising” astronomers.Using the Herschel Space Telescope, astronomers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory have identified a “young” galaxy that looks mature, according to a JPL press release.  Because of lookback time, distant galaxies appear how they looked when they were young.  Galaxy S0901 is 10 billion years old, according to distance estimates from gravitational lensing and spectral analysis, which would mean it was quite young when light started its journey toward us.  James Rhoads of Arizona State likened it to a 10-year old “acting in unexpectedly mature ways.”  Tech Times says the astronomers were “startled” by this galaxy.The implications go beyond finding an outlier.  Rhoads said, “This is a truly surprising result that reminds us that we still don’t understand many details of the evolution of the universe.”National Geographic reported another “outlier” galaxy that doesn’t fit the cosmic evolution saga. Segue 1, a dwarf galaxy in the Local Group, has “failed to evolve normally” for all the time it must have been a sister to the Milky Way; i.e., it has low metallicity for a galaxy that should have seeded its stars with heavy elements during its long lifetime. “For some reason, this little guy has managed to survive for 13 billion years,” Ana Frebel (MIT) says. “It’s truly amazing.”What doesn’t work in the real universe seems to work in computers.  Nature boasted of a new simulation that “reproduces both large- and smaller-scale features of a representative volume of the Universe from early in its history to the present day.”  New Scientist claimed, “baby model cosmology grows up to look like the real thing.”  Did it include all the galaxies that didn’t evolve?  The article did admit that there were failures in the model: “For instance, small galaxies in the simulation produced stars too early, so they appeared older than we observe them to be today.”  In addition, “some of the processes through which galaxies grow up such as star formation and black hole radiation, are still not very well understood – making it difficult to tell whether the simulation gets them right.”In a piece called “What’s next for cosmology?” in Science Magazine, Joseph Silk (author of The Big Bang), with Jens Chluba, discussed what new measurements are needed in the wake of the highly-publicized BICEP2 observations of polarization modes consistent with inflation (3/17/14).  His optimism is tempered by realizations that “information reaching our telescopes is scrambled.”  Teasing out information with new instruments will be “immensely challenging,” and “Innovative design concepts are needed” to probe what may require “new physics” needed to “probe unexplored physics and help anchor the Big Bang theory.”We’ve reported numerous instances of this “early maturity” pattern over the past decade: so many, that early maturity should be seen as the new pattern, and early “fidgeting” the exception.  Logically, it can be argued that the more details of the evolution of the universe that secular astronomers still don’t understand, the more likely they don’t understand much at all, including whether the universe evolved.  And if they can’t understand the objects within the cosmos, how can they claim to understand the cosmos itself, with all of its inflation weirdness and “new physics”?  Tell that to Neil deGrasse Tyson.Incidentally, Evolution News & Views has been observing the Cosmos 2.0 series and issuing a good series of critical analyses on each episode.last_img read more


With the All-Star Game over, CJ Perez quickly shifts focus on 2nd round

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThrough the first round of NCAA Season 93, no team has yet to unlock the secret to beating Lyceum.But for the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game, coach Topex Robinson did not hesitate to let the other players have a glimpse on the system that makes the Pirates go.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Unfortunately for Robinson and Perez, the two suffered their first defeat of the season as the Heroes fell to the Saints, 84-80.“We’re not affected by it. We know this loss won’t matter in the second round of the NCAA,” said Perez, his focus now stapled on to the next games.Perez also relished the rare chance of playing with his fellow NCAA stars.“It’s great because we’re able to joke with each other on the court and enjoy our time together. It’s great that we’re able to inspire and entertain people with this.”ADVERTISEMENT Federer looks to bond with Nadal, maybe face him at US Open Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “He did not hide anything. Whatever he says to us, he shared it all to our teammates,” admitted CJ Perez, as he led the Heroes crew, which also consisted of stars from JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua, on Friday.Robinson pulled no punches as he tried to inspire more cagers in playing the game the right way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPlayers like Kent Salado, Sidney Onwubere, and Tey Teodoro replicating the way the Pirates operate on both ends.“Even if it’s just an All-Star Game, coach wanted us to look at it differently, that we still play our game even if it’s the All-Star,” said Perez. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more


Human remains found near small coastal community in Labrador RCMP

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgThe Canadian PressPolice in Labrador are investigating the discovery of human remains near a coastal community.The RCMP say the remains were found Saturday near Makkovik.The Mounties say the remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification.Makkovik is a mainly Inuit community about 200 kilometres northeast of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.About 360 people live in the community.aptnnews.calast_img