Archive | May, 2007

All the news you’ll see again: Solar Atmospheric Heating, Tidal Tails, and Crab Nebula Explosion Date

Here’s highlights of the news I’ll be talking about later: Scientists have (again) found new tidal streams of material around the galaxy from a previously unknown, now shredded galaxy Scientists have (again) found a new explanation of how the Sun heats its chromosphere Scientists have (again) dated the Crab Nebula explosion to 1054 AD New […]

Black Holes and their Spin

There are two basic characteristics that describe black holes: Mass and Spin. Mass determines the size of the event horizon, the gravitational mass, and many of the ways the black hole can gravitationally shred people, planets and just about anything else. Spin is related to the magnetic field (which can also shred people because of […]