Most Anticipated Science Stuff in 2019

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  1. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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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/
    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/
    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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  2. r16

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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 hope that Planet 9 will be either discovered or conclusively ruled out sometime this year, though it may well take longer than that.
     
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    Japanese have a probe about to land on asteroid, it'll puncture the surface to see whats underneath and send back analysis

    and I'm always looking forward to planet 9 news
     
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    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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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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    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:
     
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  9. Berzerker

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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
     
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    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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    ^Why does it have a sphere?

    Also, while if there is a picture it may be very impressive, one should keep in mind that it would only be how it looks to a human observer.
     
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    Well I'm finally (if accepted) starting (and possibly ending) a bachelor in physics in 2019 so there's that.
     
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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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    " It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe."
    is a really dumb line in an article supposedly about science, imo.

    Then again, it is the Bbc.
     
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    Don't look at it !!!
    It knows !!!
     
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