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Carnival of Space #616

14 Jun 2019, 20:02 UTC
Carnival of Space #616
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Mars 2020 Live Webcam at JPL in Pasadena, CA
How cool is that? I learned from our Carnival members that you can now watch the Mars 2020 being built! We’re going again on August 15th for the third or 4th time because we can and it’s been awesome to see the clean room at JPL go from totally quiet to progressively seeing the Rover being built! Remember to add your name to the chip(s) being placed on the Rover.
Black Hole Simulation Solves a Mystery About Their Accretion Disks
Matt Williams | Universe Today
Black holes are one of the most awesome and mysterious forces in the Universe. Originally predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, these points in spacetime are formed when massive stars undergo gravitational collapse at the end of their lives. Despite decades of study and observation, there is still much we don’t know about this phenomenon.
For example, scientists are still largely in the dark about how the matter that falls into orbit around a black hole and is gradually fed onto it (accretion disks) behave. Thanks to a recent study, where an international team of researchers conducted the most detailed simulations of a black hole ...

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