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Fig 2. The top image is a magnified view of the CMB centered on the Cold Spot. The color corresponds to temperature. The bottom image is a K-map, which depicts the randomness in temperature of the same region. The color corresponds to randomness, with blue being low-randomness and red being high-randomness. The white dot in the center symbolizes the center of the Cold Spot. You can see that the center lies in a low-randomness region surrounded by shell of high-randomness, a characteristic common to voids.

Link: http://www.yerphi.am/index.php/info-from-director/166-to-the-center-of-the-cold-spot


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THE SUN IS AT SOLAR MAXIMUM! SOLAR CYCLE 24 IS SEEING A SECOND, HIGHER PEAK IN THE SUNSPOT NUMBER.

Source: http://origin-www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/sun-solar-maximum-solar-cycle-24-seeing-second-higher-peak-sunspot-number

Квазар массой в два миллиарда раз большей Солнца

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ученые из группы BOSS (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, Спектроскопическое изучение барионных осцилляций) объявили о новых данных по измерению барионных акустических осцилляций (БАО).

Link: http://www.yerphi.am/index.php/info-from-director/153-2014-04-09-06-17-52

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NASA и Японское космическое агентство опубликовали первые снимки, сделанные совместной космической обсерваторией Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), призванной наблюдать за выпадением осадков на Земле. 

More... http://www.gazeta.ru/science/news/2014/03/27/n_6041121.shtml

 


 

 

The Christ the Redeemer statue surrounded by lightning

 

A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

The thumb on the right hand of the 38m (125ft) statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, officials said.

Officials from the Archdiocese of Rio, which manages the statue, told Brazilian media that repairs will be made to the statue soon.

It is visited by nearly two million people every year and in 2010 underwent a $4 million (£2.7m) restoration.