1) Faith in Pictures
 
a. From a Christian Science Monitor slide show
 

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2010/gallery-potd/(photo)/2

Two Yemeni sisters dressed as angels, hold hands while walking in an alley of the old city, on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, in Sanaa, Yemen.

 

b. I found this picture on a Russian photo site.  I couldn’t read the caption, but the photo speaks for itself.  When you have nothing left there is always faith

2) Science

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood.

 

The most amazing thing to me is that we can actually observe an object 50 million light years from Earth, and that we can also date it’s appearance, to just 30 years ago.  Every day our knowledge of the World, and Universe, we live in is growing exponentially.  Compared to the body of knowledge our great-grandchildren will know we are still in kindergarten. 

From NASA’s press release http://tinyurl.com/2ehclya

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood. The 30-year-old black hole provides a unique opportunity to watch this type of object develop from infancy.

The black hole could help scientists better understand how massive stars explode, which ones leave behind black holes or neutron stars, and the number of black holes in our galaxy and others.

The 30-year-old object is a remnant of SN 1979C, a supernova in the galaxy M100 approximately 50 million light years from Earth. Data from Chandra, NASA’s Swift satellite, the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton and the German ROSAT observatory revealed a bright source of X-rays that has remained steady during observation from 1995 to 2007. This suggests the object is a black hole being fed either by material falling into it from the supernova or a binary companion.

“If our interpretation is correct, this is the nearest example where the birth of a black hole has been observed,” said Daniel Patnaude of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. who led the study.

3) Music – Jack Johnson – Rodeo Clowns

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