Most Anticipated Science Stuff in 2019

Kaitzilla

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I want that black hole picture right now.
https://www.newscientist.com/articl...l-see-the-first-ever-picture-of-a-black-hole/
2019 Preview: We will see the first ever picture of a black hole

A giant black smudge? :lol:


I also want that experiment that turns energy into matter to work.
https://scitechdaily.com/experiment-running-to-turn-light-into-matter/
The theory of the Breit-Wheeler process says it should be possible to turn light into matter by smashing two particles of light (photons) together to create an electron and a positron. However, past attempts to do this have required the addition of other high-energy particles.

Physicists from Imperial College London, led by Professor Steven Rose, came up with a way of testing the theory that did not rely on these added extras in 2014, and today an experiment is running in the hope of turning light directly into matter for the first time.
Light into electrons!


If anyone has any results they are eagerly anticipating, put them in this thread.
Game of Thrones finale doesn't count.
 
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ı will personally turn purple as Lockmart unveils its commercial fusion power plant . Which ı was supposed to clear in 2014 , no less .
 

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One thing that really irritates me about science and tech news media:

Last year the science media reported that the Sagittarius A* image was expected to be released around February. The media reported a "delay" due to Antarctica issues and then never bothered to post a follow up until a few months ago. :rolleyes: I guess the clicks and trending train had passed so they didn't bother.

You pretty much had to email the team yourself if you wanted any sort of update on how the image data work was going.
 

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I wonder how long it will be before we try to grab a rock and tow it somewhere useful, like L5. Analysis of asteroid fragments points to possible rare earth metals in useful concentrations.

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Kaitzilla

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One thing that really irritates me about science and tech news media:

Last year the science media reported that the Sagittarius A* image was expected to be released around February. The media reported a "delay" due to Antarctica issues and then never bothered to post a follow up until a few months ago. :rolleyes: I guess the clicks and trending train had passed so they didn't bother.

You pretty much had to email the team yourself if you wanted any sort of update on how the image data work was going.

The picture of the black hole at the center of our galaxy is coming out Wednesday, April 10th! :run:
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/05/scientists-await-first-black-hole-image-expected-wednesday/

Other articles mentioned:
Simultaneous news conferences are scheduled in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
 

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...and the black hole is... black

The Japanese recently punctured a 2nd hole in an asteroid but it wont return with data for a couple years

Underneath the surface they found a large globule, embedded in the rock. Its main properties were brittleness and apparent hollowness; when it was pressed it just exploded leaving no trace behind.
It will most likely end in New England, at some farm near Arkham.
 

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The picture of the black hole at the center of our galaxy is coming out Wednesday, April 10th! :run:
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/05/scientists-await-first-black-hole-image-expected-wednesday/

Other articles mentioned:

Only three days...:cool:
Here a nice artists impression how that picture could look like:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...st-photo-of-black-hole-expected-idUSKCN1RI093

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Here that big baby

"What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System,"
"It has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. And it is one of the heaviest black holes that we think exists. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe."

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592

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They should have cleaned the camera before taking the picture .... ehhhhhh...... scientists :rolleyes:
 

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Don't look at it !!!
It knows !!!
 

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