Powerful black hole jet imaged with unprecedented accuracy | Space

“This allows us for the first time to see and study an extragalactic radio jet on scales smaller than the distance light travels in one day,” astronomer Michael Janssen of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany and Radboud University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. “We see up close and personal how a monstrously gigantic jet launched by a supermassive black hole is being born.” 
— Read on www.space.com/amp/event-horizon-telescope-images-black-hole-jet

Gas Sellers Reaped $11 Billion Windfall During Texas Freeze – Slashdot

Bloomberg News show that natural gas producers in the Permian shale basin began to drastically reduce output days before power companies cut them off. As the flow of gas cratered, everyone scrambled to secure enough supply, sparking one of the wildest price surges in history. Power producers were forced to pay top dollar in the spot market for whatever gas they could find. Soon customers will be saddled with the bill.
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/387787

Lost Pittsburgh cemetery lives on in memories | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It was prime construction season, and PennDOT had contracts out. Fifty to 75 archaeologists worked 10-hour days, six days a week, for four months carefully unearthing remains — row after row of Swiss and German congregants buried in 727 graves from 1833 to 1861.

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The remains and artifacts were reburied under one marker in a 2003 ceremony in Troy Hill’s Voegtly Evangelical Cemetery. In the years before that, the Smithsonian Institution did an analysis of the bones for PennDOT.
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2013/08/19/Lost-Pittsburgh-cemetery-lives-on-in-memories/stories/201308190105

47 years later, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct

In short, since everything in the Universe can be described by a certain amount of information, and objects can’t just disappear, the total amount of information in the Universe should be constant. But if you toss a chair into a black hole, it just adds to the black hole’s mass and spin.

All the information about the color of the chair — whether it’s made of wood or steel, and whether it’s tall or short — is lost. So where did that information go?

— Read on www.inverse.com/science/stephen-hawking-radiation-information-paradox

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